Three Junes

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Hutchinson, 2003 - Domestic fiction - 538 pages
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"THREE JUNES is a vividly textured symphonic novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers in the lives of a Scottish family. In June of 1989, Paul McLeod, the recently widowed patriarch, becomes infatuated with a young American artist while travelling through Greece and is compelled to relive the secret sorrows of his marriage. Six years later, Paul's death reunites his sons at Tealing, their idyllic childhood home, where Fenno, the eldest, faces a choice that puts him at the centre of his family's future. A lovable, slightly repressed gay man, Fenno leads the life of an aloof expatriate in the West Village, running a shop filled with books and birdwatching gear. He believes himself safe from all emotional entanglements - until a worldy neighbour presents him with an extraordinary gift and a seductive photographer makes him an unwilling subject. Each man draws Fenno into territories of the heart he has never braved before, leading him toward an almost unbearable loss that will reveal to him the nature of love. ove in its limitless forms - between husband and wife, between lovers, between people and animals, between parents and children - is the force t

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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

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
34
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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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