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Henry, himself

Author: Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Soldier, son, lover, husband, breadwinner, churchgoer, Henry Maxwell has spent his whole life trying to live with honor. A native Pittsburgher and engineer, he's always believed in logic, sacrifice, and hard work. Now, seventy-five and retired, he feels the world has passed him by. It's 1998, the American century is ending, and nothing is simple anymore. His children are distant, their unhappiness a mystery. Only  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Nan, Stewart, 1961-
Henry, himself.
New York, New York : Viking, 2019
(DLC) 2018032378
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 9780735223042 0735223041
OCLC Number: 1043960428
Description: 369 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Stewart O'Nan.

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Soldier, son, lover, husband, breadwinner, churchgoer, Henry Maxwell has spent his whole life trying to live with honor. A native Pittsburgher and engineer, he's always believed in logic, sacrifice, and hard work. Now, seventy-five and retired, he feels the world has passed him by. It's 1998, the American century is ending, and nothing is simple anymore. His children are distant, their unhappiness a mystery. Only his wife Emily and dog Rufus stand by him. Once so confident, as Henry's strength and memory desert him, he weighs his dreams against his regrets and is left with questions he can't answer: Is he a good man? Has he done right by the people he loves? And with time running out, what, realistically, can he hope for? Like Emily, Alone, Henry, Himself is a wry, warmhearted portrait of an American original who believes he's reached a dead end only to discover life is full of surprises.

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