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by Paul Harding | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingjanna2wing of Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on 3/26/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingjanna2wing from Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, March 26, 2017

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An old man lies dying. Confined to bed in his living room, he sees the walls around him begin to collapse, the windows come loose from their sashes, and the ceiling plaster fall off in great chunks, showering him with a lifetime of debris: newspaper clippings, old photographs, wool jackets, rusty tools, and the mangled brass works of antique clocks. Soon, the clouds from the sky above plummet down on top of him, followed by the stars, till the black night covers him like a shroud. He is hallucinating, in death throes from cancer and kidney failure.

A methodical repairer of clocks, he is now finally released from the usual constraints of time and memory to rejoin his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler, whom he had lost seven decades before. In his return to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in the backwoods of Maine, he recovers a natural world that is at once indifferent to man and inseparable from him, menacing and awe inspiring.

Heartbreaking and life affirming, TINKERS is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature 

Journal Entry 2 by wingjanna2wing at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway


Next Wednesday this book will travel with me to Oslo, where I will put in on the Bookbuffet on Friday, April 21, the first day of the BC-convention 2017!


Journal Entry 3 by wingPanzeranziwing at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Friday, April 21, 2017

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I've never heard of this book before, couldn't resist it. Thanks for sharing! 

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