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Book Information: Poorhouse Fair, the

Poorhouse Fair, the (1958) [Novel]
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Summary (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
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Poorhouse Fair, the

Poorhouse Fair, the (1958)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "A work of art." The New York Times
  • "...is a rare and beautiful achievement... extremely moving, wise and deeply thoughtful... brilliant in design and language." New York Herald Tribune
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Poorhouse Fair, the (1958)


ISBN: 0140028439

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