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The Spectator Bird
The Spectator Bird
Author: Wallace Stegner
Joe Allston is a retired literary agent whose parents and only son are dead, and who feels that he has been a mere spectator through life. Then a postcard from a friend causes him to return to the journals of a trip he took to his mother's birthplace to search for his roots; memories of that journey reveal that he is not quite spectator eno...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780803291072
ISBN-10: 0803291078
Publication Date: 4/1/1979
Pages: 214
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Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
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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