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7 Ratings: 1.1
A book by Paul Harding

Starred Review. Harding's outstanding debut unfurls the history and final thoughts of a dying grandfather surrounded by his family in his New England home. George Washington Crosby repairs clocks for a living and on his deathbed revisits his turbulent … see full wiki

Author: Paul Harding
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
3 reviews about Tinkers
review by . January 24, 2011
"Tinkers" is a short novel that won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, the first debut novel coming from a small publishing company to do so in over a quarter of a century. The brevity of the novel and its unassuming publication pedigree belie a very complex and involved work of fiction. The story is set in New England and it deals with an old man at his deathbed who starts to recall his own father - an itinerant paddler who suffered many bouts of epilepsy. The story is filled with many poignant moments, …
review by . June 25, 2010
George Washington Crosby lays on his deathbed, hallucinating and partially reliving the life he has known.  Most of his thoughts drift back to his childhood and his father, Howard.  Howard was a door to door salesman pulling a car with a mule into the backwoods.  Without giving too much of the plot away, if this book could be said to have a plot, George’s relationship with his father was both close and distant, and ultimately tragic.  George also thinks about his own life …
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
you can tell Harding came out of the workshop under the tutelage of Marilyn Robinson just based on how similar their prose styles are. Still a pretty good read.
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