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Parson's Mill
Parson's Mill
Author: Timothy Lewontin
ISBN-13: 9780452264205
ISBN-10: 0452264200
Publication Date: 5/30/1990
Pages: 184
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
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"A young writer with the descriptive powers of John McPhee and a taciturn Yankee wit - a book that captures the essence of work in a small sawmill in the heart of New England."

Determined to prove that he is "capable of working long and hard at distasteful tasks for dubious reward," college-educated, middle-class Timothy Lewontin signs on as an apprentice sawyer at a Vermont sawmill. He is quickly plunged into a world occupied by gruff millhands toiling in a kind of nineteenth-century time warp, with the eccentric, irascible Henry Parsons presiding like a character out of a Dickens novel.....