Testing the Current: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 1984 - Fiction - 348 pages
13 Reviews
A Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and columnist for the "Washington Post" presents a first novel, limning a vision of small-town America in the Midwest in the late thirties

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User Review  - Gregg Sapp - Goodreads

The classic formula for a "coming of age" novel involves a young person whose world order is somehow shocked and, from that, a new, more adult awareness evolves. It has always seemed to me that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Strange things happen in life–a ticket here, a ticket there, and twenty, thirty, forty years later the destination. "Grief is something we carry inside us—here, get into your snowsuit—it's not polite to inflict it on others. Now go play outdoors." Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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