Three Junes

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Arrow, 2003 - Fathers and sons - 538 pages
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In this captivating debut novel, Julia Glass depicts the life and loves of the McLeod family during three crucial summers spanning a decade. Paul McLeod, patriarch of a Scottish family and a retired newspaper editor and proprietor, is on a package tour of Greece after the death of his wife. The story of his departure from the family home in Scotland and late gesture towards some sort of freedom gives way to his eldest son's life (Fenno). Fenno protects his heart by putting himself under emotional quarantine throughout his life as a young gay man in Manhattan. When he returns home for his father's funeral, this emotional isolation cannot be sustained when he is confronted by a choice that puts him at the centre of his family and its future. Three Junes is a novel about how we live and how family ties (those that we make as well as those that we are born into) can offer redemption and joy.

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User Review  - JosephKing6602 - LibraryThing

Good writing...but i just couldn’t get interested! There were too many ‘perspectives’; ant it was challenging to know who was in focus. I just didn’t get it! Read full review

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User Review  - electrascaife - LibraryThing

A beautiful book with wonderful characters, whose fascinating stories interweave in such a lovely way. Excellent writing and well worth its National Book Award. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Julia Glass was awarded a 2000 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in fiction writing and has won several prizes for her short stories, including three Nelson Algren Awards and the Tobias Wolff Award.

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