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What Harry saw / Thomas Moran
Bib ID 592422
Format BookBook
Author
Moran, Thomas
 
Description New York : Riverhead Books, 2002 
304 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1573222240 (alkaline paper)
Summary

"Early in his riveting confessional, Harry Hull tells us thet he's always kept a short list of things he'd rather forget. These include the last three hundred days of his father's life; the eyes of his lover, flashing cold and hard as a diamond, when she told him she was pregnant; and the sight of a young girl's fall from a high bluff overlooking the sea. But now Harry has decided to let the rest of the world in on the intimate lives and situations of the loved ones around him, and as the brilliantly flawed protagonist of Thomas Moran's fourth novel, What Harry Saw, he delivers an epic of large and small revelations about what it means to be a man struggling to know himself.".

"Harry Hull's aversion to difficult truths isn't the only obstacle as he takes tentative steps down the road to self-knowledge. There's the souvenir he picked up in Vietnam, a load of shrapnel that shredded his flesh, and a wartime experience that has left him feeling cut off from his former life. There's his stormy but ever hopeful relationship with Lucy, a woman who routinely turns his sense of self-worth upside down, but who also may be his only salvation from his own worst degradations. As Harry searches his understanding of his memories and life, he begins to find solace in what's been hardest for him to look at."--BOOK JACKET.

Subjects Men -- Australia -- Fiction.  |  Australia -- Fiction.
Form/genre Domestic fiction.  |  Psychological fiction.

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