(From the publisher):
The setting is a poorhouse—repository of the old, the infirm, and the impoverished—on the day of the annual summer fair. And the people—crotchety Hook, with his ninety years of memories...the administrator Connor, caught between his own sense of mission and the old people's human perversity...his young assistant Buddy, a trife too eager to please.
Original title: The Poorhouse Fair
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics