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Farmer Paperback – 1 Oct 1980

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  • 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)

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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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Jim Harrison is a contemporary american writer worshipped in Europe but, alas, not so well known in his native country. In FARMER, a novel published in 1975, Jim Harrison writes about nature, origins and the heart of America.
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 18 Oct. 2016
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Excellent portrait of a kind of person I don't like or sympathize with.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awe Dang 9 Aug. 2016
By James W. Ferrill - Published on
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This was about a friend of mine named Mark farmer. Oh wait. It wasn't.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 10 Aug. 2016
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I greatly enjoy all of Jim Harrison's writings
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 Sept. 2016
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The best of Harrison.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't for me 18 Sept. 2008
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Jim Harrison is a fine writer, I found this a bit hard to get through. It didn't pique my interest. It could have been when I read it, but it just didn't do it for me. It is a stark book. He is a middle aged man and farmer, he's having an emotionless affair with an 18 year old student from the school he taught at which has closed down. The affair fulfills what another woman he is having an affair with can not fulfill. His mother has just died, he seems to resent that he spent his younger years taking care of things and not his own wants. The writing is beautiful, I just couldn't muster up the care to like the story.
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