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The spectator bird

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Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "just killing time until time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator.

A postcard from a friend causes Allston to return to the journals of a trip he had taken years before, a journey to his mother's birthplace, where he'd sought a link with the past. The memories of that trip, both grotesque and poignant, move through layers of time and meaning, and reveal that Joe Allston isn't quite spectator enough.

"Elegant and entertaining . . . Every scene [is] adroitly staged and each effect precisely acomplished." -- The Atlantic

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9780140139402
9781481569347
9781441724915
9781101042595
9780385078900
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Full title spectator bird
Author stegner wallace
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014.
author Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993.
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display_description From the "dean of Western writers" (The New York Times) and the Pulitzer Prize winning–author of Angle of Repose and Crossing to Safety, his National Book Award–winning novel

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "just killing time until time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator.
A postcard from a friend causes Allston to return to the journals of a trip he had taken years before, a journey to his mother's birth­place where he'd sought a link with the past. The memories of that trip, both grotesque and poignant, move through layers of time and meaning, and reveal that Joe Allston isn't quite spectator enough.
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subject_facet Americans -- Denmark -- Fiction, Audiobooks, California -- Fiction, Danish Americans -- Fiction, Denmark -- Fiction, National Book Award -- 1977, Older men -- Fiction
title_display The spectator bird
title_full The Spectator Bird, The spectator bird / Wallace Stegner, The spectator bird [sound recording] / by Wallace Stegner
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topic_facet Americans, Audiobooks, Danish Americans, Fiction, Literature, National Book Award, Older men