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All the Little Live Things - Wallace Stegner
All the Little Live Things
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Joe Allston, the retired literary agent of Stegner's National Book Award-winning novel, The Spectator Bird, returns in this disquieting and keenly observed novel. Scarred by the senseless death of their son and baffled by the engulfing chaos of the 1960s, Allston and his wife, Ruth, have left... show more
Joe Allston, the retired literary agent of Stegner's National Book Award-winning novel, The Spectator Bird, returns in this disquieting and keenly observed novel. Scarred by the senseless death of their son and baffled by the engulfing chaos of the 1960s, Allston and his wife, Ruth, have left the coast for a California retreat. And although their new home looks like Eden, it also has serpents: Jim Peck, a messianic exponent of drugs, yoga, and sex; and Marian Catlin, an attractive young woman whose otherworldly innocence is far more appealing—and far more dangerous.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140154412 (0140154418)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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4.0 All the Little Live Things (Contemporary American Fiction)
Because its issues mix the deeply (at times awkwardly) personal into a broader generational view, All the Little Live Things is a novel that has revealed to this reader widely different messages at different times. In my twenties I enjoyed the anger toward the rootless hippy culture of the 1960's: ...
The Drift Of Things
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Wallace Stegner was a very meditative writer. This, I think, is why some people have a hard time getting through his books. There's a lot of rumination on the part of the characters, while the plot sits on the back burner. With some authors this drives me crazy, but with Stegner I somehow have the...
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Will's Reading List rated it
4.0 All the Little Live Things (Contemporary American Fiction)
All the Little Live Things is about Wallace Stegner's anger toward the Sixties, their chaotic disinterest in morality and unabashed self-interest. And the book seems also to be about youth: how the idealistic, immediate prejudices of the young can instill in the same man a love of innocence, a hatr...
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