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Rules For Old Men Waiting Peter Pouncey 1st/4th HCDJ
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Condition: Very Good ISBN:

9781400063703

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Synopsis
A brief, lyrical novel with a powerful emotional charge,Rules for Old Men Waitingis about three wars of the twentieth century and an ever-deepening marriage. In a house on the Cape "older than the Republic," Robert MacIver, a historian who long ago played rugby for Scotland, creates a list of rules by which to live out his last days. The most important rule, to "tell a story to its end," spurs the old Scot on to invent a strange and gripping tale of men in the trenches of the First World War. Drawn from a depth of knowledge and imagination, MacIver conjures the implacable, clear-sighted artist Private Callum; the private's nemesis Sergeant Braddis, with his pincerlike nails; Lieutenant Simon Dodds, who takes on Braddis; and Private Charlie Alston, who is ensnared in this story of inhumanity and betrayal but brings it to a close. This invented tale of the Great War prompts MacIver's own memories of his role in World War II and of Vietnam, where his son, David served. Both the stories and the memories alike are lit by the vivid presence of Margaret, his wife. As Hearts and Minds director Peter Davis writes, "Pouncey has wrought an almost inconceivable amount of beauty from pain, loss, and war, and I think he has been able to do this because every page is imbued with the love story at the heart of his astonishing novel."

Product Identifiers
ISBN-101400063701
ISBN-139781400063703

Key Details
AuthorPeter R. Pouncey
Number Of Pages224 pages
FormatHardcover
Publication Date2005-04-12
LanguageEnglish
PublisherRandom House Publishing Group

Additional Details
Copyright Date2005

Dimensions
Weight12.2 Oz
Height0.8 In.
Width5.8 In.
Length8.5 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade

Classification Method
LCCN2004-054174
LC Classification NumberPS3616.O858R85 2005

Reviews
Advance Praise for Rules for Old Men Waiting "A deeply sensual, moving, thrilling novel that calls for a second and third readingit is that rich." Frank McCourt "This is a wonderful novel of a man's experience, and it touches every chord: a wholeness to which each incident crucially contributes so that wars and loves and losses, and mortality itself, are lived by the reader. The book is charged with the excitement of intelligent existenceand distinguished, above all, by its great humanity." Shirley Hazzard "A stunning piece of work, beautifully composed and finished. It's very much its own thing, but in its reach, intelligence, and power it recalls Lampedusa's The Leopard and Marai's Embers, along with something of Norman MacLean. Old Men belongs on that same shelf." Ward Just "A tender, beautifully expressed rumination on love and loss by a highly intelligent and marvelously brave old man." Louis Begley "Mr. Pouncey writes with enough style and elegance to bring envy into the heart of many a good novelist." Norman Mailer

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