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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 14, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Hugh Welch has cared for his little sister Dorsey ever since they were children, when Dorsey looked at him as though he were a god. But when Dorsey returns to their small Michigan hometown with a successful career as an astrophysicist and a happy family life, Hugh, who has a long habit of worrying about his sister, realizes that it’s his own life he has to cure, not Dorsey’s. As they explore their complicated history over one hot Fourth of July weekend, they’ll come to terms with the experiences that put such distance between them and discover the imperfect love that ties them as siblings.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
30
Section 3
57
Section 4
70
Section 5
83
Section 6
93
Section 7
125
Section 8
185
Section 15
223
Section 16
228
Section 17
233
Section 18
242
Section 19
246
Section 20
256
Section 21
260
Section 22
263

Section 9
192
Section 10
196
Section 11
199
Section 12
204
Section 13
214
Section 14
219
Section 23
267
Section 24
274
Section 25
278
Section 26
281
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Charles Baxter is the author of the novels The Feast of Love (nominated for the National Book Award), The Soul Thief, Saul and Patsy, and Shadow Play, and the collections Gryphon, Believers, A Relative Stranger, Through the Safety Net, and Harmony of the World. He lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota and in the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

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