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Noble Norfleet (2003) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

A few days before Noble Norfleet's eighteenth birthday, his family suffers a violent catastrophe. The sole survivor, Noble throws himself into a reckless affair with his Spanish teacher, whose husband is fighting in Vietnam. When Noble graduates, he enlists as well and, while serving as an army medic, experiences a mysterious vision that seems tied to uncanny events in his recent past. Not until thirty years later, after a life short on friends and troubled by a compulsion to worship women's bodies, is Noble challenged to rethink the decades-old mystery of his family tragedy. Faced with an ominous choice, Noble finally comes to accept an enormous duty he's long tried to ignore. Soon, perhaps for the first time, his future seems hopeful.

Original title: Noble Norfleet
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Noble Norfleet

Noble Norfleet (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Reynolds Price considers the questions of how we go about fulfilling our hunger for direction, for connectedness, for God, and comes up, fittingly, with a new testament of love, faith and forgiveness." Independent Weekly
  • "Noble Norfleet burns with the steady flame of its author's considerable imaginative absorbing novel." Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • "Reynolds Price...insists on celebrating humanity, no matter how quirky. Noble Norfleet is his latest hard-nosed, warm-hearted endorsement." San Francisco Chronicle
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Noble Norfleet (June 2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780743204187
Dimensions: 5.26 x 8.12 x .68 in
Pages: 320

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