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Wasp Eater, the (2004) [Novel]
by William Lychack Rating: Weighted - 5.8 / Average - 4.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Wasp Eater charts the raw emotional undercurrents of a family in crisis. Set in an old New England mill town in 1979, this novel is the story of a ten-year-old boy's dream of reuniting his estranged parents, a tale of characters caught in the crossfire of their desires and fears.

After learning of her husband's infidelity, Daniel's mother throws the man and his things out of the house. But Robert Cussler is a stubborn and impulsive man, and he returns almost nightly to his son's window. Through the moonlit screen, father and son secretly plot ways to make the family whole again. Daniel's chosen plan goes horribly wrong, and he finds himself accompanying his father on one final betrayal of everything the boy knows and loves

Original title: The Wasp Eater
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Wasp Eater, the

Wasp Eater, the (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A heart-stopping first novel...It's tempting to call this a small gem, except there's nothing small about a work that glows with such tenderness for its three leads." Kirkus Reviews
  • "I was entranced...I put the book down a few moments, looked around, dazed, at where I had been...and I cried." Bret Lott, author of A Song I Knew by Heart
  • "A beautifully understated, delicately crafted debut." Booklist
  • "What's so remarkable here is the understatedness, the quietly intense writing carefully containing more emotion than many louder novels have to show...Bittersweet, small-scale yet deeply affecting." Library Journal
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Wasp Eater, the (August 2004)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Boston
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 0618302441
Dimensions: 7.75 x 5 x
Pages: 176

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