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Book Information: Year of Lesser, a

Year of Lesser, a (1996) [Novel]
by David Bergen Rating: Weighted - 8.6 / Average - 9.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

When Johnny Fehr, a down-on-his-luck feed supply salesman, thinks about Loraine, his lover, it's like the Holy Spirit tickling his spine. But Johnny is already married to Charlene. If only he could be a better person and stop hurting the people he loves.

In this richly layered story of sexual intrigue, vanity and betrayal, David Bergen depicts the small prairie town of Lesser, a community where everyone's most private moments become public knowledge.

Original title: A Year of Lesser
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


  • New York Times Notable Book for 1996
  • Received the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award

Edition #1: A Year of Lesser

A Year of Lesser (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A finely observed first novel... David Bergen explores what happens when the simplest of contemporary souls asks the biggest questions." The New York Times
  • "[David Bergen] explores the murkey depths of the soul in which moral decisions are ultimately made... His language is honed to a sharp edge. His perception embraces all his characters, both men and women, and he looks at them, warts and all, unflinchingly." Books in Canada
  • "Moving, credible, and subtle." Kirkus Reviews
  • "A gripping story of love and redemption, remarkable in the finely tuned sensuosity of its language." Barbara Gowdy
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Manifested in:

A Year of Lesser (February 1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 9780006481072
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.8 x 0.7
Pages: 215

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