A Keeper of Sheep

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Milkweed Editions, May 1, 1996 - Fiction - 328 pages
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Exiled to her family's summer home on Cape Cod after being expelled from Dartmouth for setting fire to a fraternity house, the site of a gang rape, Penelope Solstice becomes involved in the care of Arnold Fratorelli, who is dying of AIDS

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Poet Carpenter hits the ground running in his first novel with rich language and lofty ideals, but loses steam with a premise that becomes exhausted by the end. Penguin Solstice, a radical feminist ... Read full review

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Tailor-made for the Nineties, Carpenter's first novel is a seriocomic coming-of-age story. Passing time at her family's Cape Cod home, Penny (Penguin) Solstice contrasts the concerns of spoiled summer ... Read full review


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