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In The Heart Of The Whole World. by John Rolfe Gardiner - First Edition [1988], so stated.  - 1988. - from Black Cat Hill Books and Biblio.com

In The Heart Of The Whole World.

by John Rolfe Gardiner

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New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Hardcover First Edition [1988], so stated. First Edition [1988], so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows barely discernible lean; just a hint of shelf wear; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows only mild rubbing; price unclipped. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 239pp. Hardback with DJ. In the heart of this novel is the plaintiveness of a train calling to the night. The longing of unrequited feelings. The obsession of misguided love. Gardiner (not to be confused with the better known John Gardner) spins a tale centered on an uncompromising northern Virginia schoolteacher, who won't let go of the willful daughter he fathered, but was never father to; and who holds tight, yet fruitlessly, against the hungry suburban sprawl that is eating up his past. In exposing one man's demons, Gardiner creates a dreaminess, and a strangeness, heightened by vivid contrastsa radio talk show strong on topical, and gossipy, items; fresh macadam engineered into a loping beltway; a gleaming shopping mall haloed with a Michelangelo-like ceiling. This is an abundant work that you'll want to read more than once.


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