The Baker's Boy: A Novel

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Southern Methodist University Press, 2008 - Fiction - 323 pages
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Set in Central America and in Middle Tennessee, The Baker's Boy gives us two intertwined stories: In the first, Tanner Johnson, nearing midlife, has left his pregnant wife and taken a job as a baker, working nights, trying to avoid a shadowy presence that haunts him from the past. In the second, Tanner relives his painful experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Belize, where he taught at a boys' reform school nearly a quarter century ago. Haunted by the past, he struggles to find the courage to accept his role as a husband and prospective father.

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User Review  - Ann Freeman - Goodreads

a bit hard to read with the unexpected but anticipated incidents of violence; I also got frustrated with the protagonist's prolonged state of limbo following his presence in a tragic event. Other than ... Read full review


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Barry Kitterman teaches at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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