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The summer guest, Justin Cronin, (electronic resource)

Label
The summer guest
Title
The summer guest
Statement of responsibility
Justin Cronin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for his radiant novel in stories, Mary and O'Neil, Justin Cronin has already been hailed as a writer of astonishing gifts. Now Cronin's new novel, The Summer Guest, fulfills that promise-and more. With a rare combination of emotional insight, narrative power, and lyrical grace, Cronin transforms the simple story of a dying man's last wish into a rich tapestry of family love. On an evening in late summer, the great financier Harry Wainwright, nearing the end of his life, arrives at a rustic fishing camp in a remote area of Maine. He comes bearing two things: his wish for a day of fishing in a place that has brought him solace for thirty years, and an astonishing bequest that will forever change the lives of those around him. From the battlefields of Italy to the turbulence of the Vietnam era, to the private battles of love and family, The Summer Guest reveals the full history of this final pilgrimage and its meaning for four people: Jordan Patterson, the haunted young man who will guide Harry on his last voyage out; the camp's owner Joe Crosby, a Vietnam draft evader who has spent a lifetime "trying to learn what it means to be brave"; Joe's wife, Lucy, the woman Harry has loved for three decades; and Joe and Lucy's daughter Kate-the spirited young woman who holds the key to the last unopened door to the past. As their stories unfold, secrets are revealed, courage is tested, and the bonds of love are strengthened. And always center stage is the place itself-a magical, forgotten corner of New England where the longings of the human heart are mirrored in the wild beauty of the landscape. Intimate, powerful, and profound, The Summer Guest reveals Justin Cronin as a storyteller of unique and marvelous talent. It is a book to treasure
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cronin, Justin
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.R542
LC item number
S86 2004b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Fishing lodges
  • Fishing guides
  • Older men
  • Maine
Label
The summer guest, Justin Cronin, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (369 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780440335009
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EDF62372-CFEA-4E66-AB22-D600F29BACDB
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn297834287
  • (OCoLC)297834287
  • 410887
Label
The summer guest, Justin Cronin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (369 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780440335009
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EDF62372-CFEA-4E66-AB22-D600F29BACDB
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn297834287
  • (OCoLC)297834287
  • 410887

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