By David Guterson
From the writer of the bestselling Snow Falling on Cedars, a coming-of-age novel that offers powerfully diversified visions of what it potential to dwell a great lifestyles and the compromises that include fulfillment.
John William Barry and Neil Countryman shared a love of the outside, hiking usually into Washington's distant backcountry the place they'd to depend upon their wits—and every one other—to live on. quickly after graduating from collage, Neil units out on a direction that would lead him towards a existence as a loyal schoolteacher and relations guy. yet John William makes a extensively assorted selection, falling by the wayside of faculty and relocating deep into the woods. while he enlists Neil to aid him disappear thoroughly, Neil reveals himself drawn right into a internet of agonizing accountability, deceit, and tragedy—one that may eventually holiday open with a totally unforeseen, life-altering revelation.
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The Other (Vintage Contemporaries)
From the writer of the bestselling Snow Falling on Cedars, a coming-of-age novel that offers powerfully diversified visions of what it skill to reside an exceptional lifestyles and the compromises that include achievement. John William Barry and Neil Countryman shared a love of the outside, hiking usually into Washington's distant backcountry the place they'd to depend upon their wits—and every one other—to live on.
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She’d been fond of John William—Althea stressed this to me. She’d sat across from him on a number of occasions, both after school in her Lakeside office and in her apartment at the El Monterey, and each time she’d made herself attuned to his presence, listening closely and responding in ways that let him know she understood who he was and what he meant as he rambled across subjects that interested him, from the Port Huron Statement of the SDS to the optical fundamentals of the phase microscope.
Working up a freshly adrenalized surge, I gain a quarter-step on him, but purchased with the last of my reserves. The early leader in a half-mile race rarely finishes first, but he wants to have had the experience of leading—that’s part of it—and he’s perennially hopeful that, this time, things will be different in the home stretch. I still feel that way entering curve three: that I might have heretofore undiscovered deposits of leg strength and cardiovascular capacity, not to mention will, at my disposal, all this against the grain of my foreboding.
Examining the Impala one afternoon, she insisted that its windshield appeared pitted by an airborne pollutant no one talked about. The plants in the yard were dying, too—everything looked bleached to the wrong color, in her eye, especially the laurel hedges. One Saturday night, John William explained, his father decided to weather-treat, in the basement, his sailing sloop’s teak hatch covers. Before long, his mother got her car keys, trapped a note under a refrigerator magnet—RAND, YOU’VE POISONED US WITH VARATHANE—and told John William to get his coat.