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The Stove-Junker (Paperback)

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In the winter of 2012, seventy-nine year old Somerset Garden travels back to his ancestral home in idyllic Drums, PA, to renovate his dilapidated house, and make peace with the past.

While a blizzard barrels down from the north and "Armageddon" draws closer, Somerset discovers a boy squatting on the property, a ghostly boy who forces him to confront his memories.

Will Somerset complete his winter project? Is the boy a ghost, the angel of death, or a hallucination triggered by his grief? Will Somerset have the courage to confront the role he played in his son's disappearance thirty years before?

Part elegy, part history, part existential ghost tale, The Stove-Junker is a harrowing, lyrical meditation on loss, heartbreak, and the power of memory.

Praise For…


"This is a deep book, it will trouble you after you have read it. It is not a superficial bit of entertainment. If you want momentary diversion, read something else." Nanette Tradeux.




Product Details
ISBN: 9780990779063
ISBN-10: 0990779068
Publisher: Little Feather Books, Inc.
Publication Date: April 21st, 2015
Pages: 350
Language: English