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Where You Once Belonged (Vintage Contemporaries) by [Haruf, Kent]
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From Publishers Weekly

Why is strapping, impulsive Jack Burdette, legendary bad boy and ex-football hero, promptly thrown into jail when he returns to Holt, Colo., after eight years on the run? The reader discovers the answer halfway through this deeply affecting novel. Earlier, we learn how Jack has abandoned his pregnant wife, two small sons, a girlfriend and piles of unpaid shopping-spree charges, but his sins against the town prove to be even more serious. The story is narrated by the editor-publisher of Holt's weekly newspaper; he is transformed from rueful, detached observer to tragic participant in the events, which inexorably unfold to a stunning climax. Haruf captures small-town people with a sharp humor and sympathy worthy of Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology . Not a word is wasted in his brooding drama, which conceals a tender love story in its bruised heart.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Setting dominates Haruf's brief, unhappy novel of stilted lives and desperate actions. Holt is a small wheat-farming community in rural Colorado, its people passive observers of life as if living it were for others. The flat, dusty land that surrounds the town engulfs it in a prison of calm. Narrator Pat Arbuckle, editor of the local newspaper, records the action but is himself unable to act. His counterpart, Jack Burdette, is pure motion. A former local football hero long used to being observed and having his way, he operates on instinct and nearly destroys the town, which is no match for his cunning and brute force. This is an effective second novel from the author of The Tie That Binds. Recommended.
- Joseph Levandoski, Free Lib. of Philadelphia
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • File Size: 2489 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0375708707
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed edition (November 9, 2011)
  • Publication Date: November 9, 2011
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005WBEFQM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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