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The Spectator Bird (Penguin Classics)
The Spectator Bird - Penguin Classics
Author: Wallace Stegner
Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "just killing time until time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator. ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143105794
ISBN-10: 0143105795
Publication Date: 7/27/2010
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Reads like an autobiography but is fiction. The main story deals with an older man (and his wife) coping with the brutal realities of old age. The story within the story is a flashback - decades earlier - to a Denmark trip when they lived with a countess and slowly learned the bizarre secrets of her family.
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