- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Delta; New Delta Ed edition (1 Oct. 1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385282281
- ISBN-13: 978-0385282284
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.6 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,927,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Farmer Paperback – 1 Oct 1980
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From the Back Cover
Joseph, a small-town schoolteacher, has always lived a quiet life – at least until his forty-third year, when he suddenly finds himself at a crossroads. He is faced by several dilemmas: he has to decide whether to learn how to work the land on the farm where he was raised, or leave in search of wider, more worldly horizons; he has to choose between Catherine, a tantalizing and sensuous young student, and Rosealee, his beautiful and faithful childhood friend. Perhaps his anxious twin sister and the wise family doctor can advise him, or perhaps he is beyond their help, lost forever in a limbo of hesitation …
“Jim Harrison stands high among writers of his generation.”
“'Farmer' is a sensitive, powerful love story about a man on the cutting edge of life. The characters are so real that often my eyes filled up with tears at their plight, their human helplessness.”
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Top Customer Reviews
Joey is a farmer, an american of the second generation, and the year is 1956. He lives in the northern part of the Michigan state and is one of the teachers of the local school. His sisters have left the country years ago, heading towards the big cities, and abandoning him with their mother. Joey likes to hunt and to fish. It's a simple story.
During a 6 months period, Joey is going to have a kind of rebellion against his so regular life, a nervous breakdown to use a term of the cities. New experiences, long conversations with his neighbour Doc Evans, the contact with nature will replace the tranquillizers. It's an healthy story.
The themes treated in FARMER are universal : love, death, friendship, regrets. The reader cares about Joey's story and understands his simples questions we have all experienced once in our lives. If only we had the courage to face them so openly like Joey did in this superb novel.
A book to discover.