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Author
Dexter, Pete
Descriptors
Domestic Fiction
Fathers and Sons
Grief
Journalists
Psychological Fiction
Stepbrothers
Tragedy
Twins
Location/Setting:
Georgia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Washington (State)
Time Period:
20th Century
21st Century
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Summary
Warren Spooner's brother dies at birth; his father dies shortly thereafter, and his mother never recovers. Luckily she soon remarries a steadfast former naval officer named Calmer Ottossen. As Spooner makes his way through a life of heartbreak, loneliness, violence and eventually acceptance, Calmer is always by his side.
Critique
Partly autobiographical, Pete Dexter’s novel is filled with detailed characters and episodes that are stories within a story. Dexter weaves together the lives of this father and son, creating a bursting at the seams tale that is hilarious and touching and that allows Dexter’s storytelling to shine.
ISBN
9780446540728
  iBistro
# of Pages
469
Published
2009
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: DO


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