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The spectator bird

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A retired literary agent revisits his journals from a trip he took to his mother's birthplace some years before. His memories reveal that he has been less of a mere spectator through life than he had thought.
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Grouped Work ID 432b8c77-a344-1ca0-8043-9eb5fc269d4f
Grouping Title spectator bird
Grouping Author stegner wallace
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014.
author Wallace Stegner
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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

A Penguin Classic

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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publishDate 1976, 1990, 2010
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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
title_short The spectator bird
topic_facet Americans, Audiobooks, Danish Americans, Fiction, Literature, National Book Award, Older men