The Golden Spur: a novel

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Viking Press, 1962 - Fiction - 274 pages
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If a young man finds his own father inconveniently ordinary, can he choose another? Jonathan Jaimison, the engagingly amoral hero of The Golden Spur, comes to New York from Silver City, Ohio for exactly such a purpose. Combing through his mother's diaries and the bars and cafes of Greenwich Village, Jonathan seeks out the writer or painter whose youthful indiscretion he believes he might have been, all the while committing numerous indiscretions of his own. By the end of the novel, Jonathan has figured out not only his paternity, but his maternity, and best of all, himself.

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A satiric (and sometimes satyric) romp with Greenwich Village characters, this admittedly slight book is most entertaining in its portrayal of those characters - the writers, would-be writers ... Read full review

The Golden Spur

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Powell is definitely the comeback kid. Her novels were unavailable for years, but now every time one goes out of print, another publisher picks it up for reissue. This set runs the gamut of her career ... Read full review


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