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By Forrest Gander

ISBN-10: 0811223183

ISBN-13: 9780811223188

An unforgettable, sensual novel through "one of the main proficient and finished poets of his generation" (Mark Rudman)."Heroism is a secondary virtue," Albert Camus famous, "but friendship is primary." In his gem-like first novel, Forrest Gander writes of friendship, envy, and eros as a harmonic of charged overtones. Set in a rural southern panorama as bright as its indelible characters, As a pal tells the tale of Les, a proficient guy and land surveyor, whose influence on these round him (his buddy Clay, his female friend Sarah) provokes excessive self-examination and an environment of harmful eroticism. With poetic perception, Gander explores the character of charm, betrayal, and loyalty. What he achieves is extraordinary well-liked and powerfully unsettling.

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I was counting on you so much. Couldn’t you guess? Oh, Sin­ yavsky, Sinyavsky. . ” “ But Dora, you hinted yourself that you had something going with Mikhailov. . ” “And you believed me? You were glad? I was only teasing you a little. Playing the coquette, to arouse your jealousy and create a rivalry. . Maybe I thought you’d wise up. . But why recall that now? ” She sealed her milk can with a clang on the marble counter. During our quiet squabble the line had moved forward. I stood stunned, forgetting the milk and staring at Dora.

The grass was crackling with springing grasshoppers, which pawed the air whenever they fell over, trying to get back up on their horses’ legs. The sun was scorching. O summer! O childhood! O quiet pleasures for their own sakes! In the mornings a little bird used to dive into our front garden and let out an unforgettable trill: ccWhippoorwill! ” I’ve never come across a purer or more bliss­ ful sound. Lifetimes have gone by since the days o f that little bird. But I believe it still sings in that great wildlife preserve in the sky!

And you believed me? You were glad? I was only teasing you a little. Playing the coquette, to arouse your jealousy and create a rivalry. . Maybe I thought you’d wise up. . But why recall that now? ” She sealed her milk can with a clang on the marble counter. During our quiet squabble the line had moved forward. I stood stunned, forgetting the milk and staring at Dora. My heart rolled over inside me like an infant in its mother’s 13 womb. Never think you are worse off than the rest. There will always be someone who is even worse off.

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