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Tinkers

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By (author) Paul Harding

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  • Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
  • Format: Paperback | 191 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 178mm x 15mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 21 February 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 193413712X
  • ISBN 13: 9781934137123
  • Sales rank: 21,158

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Pulitzer Prize Winner "New York Times" Bestseller "There are few perfect debut American novels. . . . To this list ought to be added Paul Harding's devastating first book, "Tinkers." . . . Harding has written a masterpiece." --National Public Radio "In Paul Harding's stunning first novel, we find what readers, writers and reviewers live for." --"San Francisco Chronicle" ""Tinkers" is truly remarkable." --MARILYNNE ROBINSON, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Home, Gilead, " and "Housekeeping" An old man lies dying. Propped up in his living room and surrounded by his children and grandchildren, George Washington Crosby drifts in and out of consciousness, back to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in Maine. As the clock repairer's time winds down, his memories intertwine with those of his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler and his grandfather, a Methodist preacher beset by madness. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, "Tinkers" is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, illness, faith, and the fierce beauty of nature. Paul Harding is the author of two novels: the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Tinkers" and "Enon" (forthcoming in September 2013). He graduated from the University of Massachusetts and was a drummer for the band Cold Water Flat before earning his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has taught writing at Harvard and the University of Iowa. A Guggenheim Fellow, Harding now lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

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Paul Harding is the author of two novels: the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Tinkers" and "Enon" (forthcoming in September 2013). He graduated from the University of Massachusetts and was a drummer for the band Cold Water Flat before earning his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has taught writing at Harvard and the University of Iowa. A Guggenheim Fellow, Harding now lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the PEN / Robert W. Bingham Prize "New York Times" Bestseller An American Library Association Notable Book, American Booksellers Association Indie Choice Honor Award recipient, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award longlist selection, "Los Angeles Times" Art Seidenbaum First Fiction Award Finalist, and Center For Fiction Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Finalist Named one of the best books of the year by the "New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Irish Times, Granta, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, " Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and National Public Radio PRAISE FOR "Tinkers" "A powerful celebration of life in which a New England father and son, through suffering and joy, transcend their imprisoning lives and offer new ways of perceiving the world and mortality." --Pulitzer Prize citation "An exquisite novel, at once fresh and hauntingly familiar, simple and profound, told with a voice so keen and beautiful as to leave the reader in a state of excitement produced only by literature, and the best literature at that." --HANNAH TINTI, OSCAR HIJUELOS, and CRAIG NOVA, PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Prize judges "There are few perfect debut American novels. . . . To this list ought to be added Paul Harding's devastating first book, "Tinkers." . . . Harding has written a masterpiece." --JOHN FREEMAN, National Public Radio "A complex reflection on memory, consciousness, and the meaning of life." --DIANE REHM, "Diane Rehm Show" "Readers' Review" Book Club "A novel that you'll want to savor. . . . I found reading it to be an incredibly moving experience. . . . This book begs to be read aloud." --NANCY PEARL, KUOW.org "Alive with gorgeous sentences." --LISA SHEA, "Elle" magazine "[An] astonishing novel." --SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, "Los Angeles Times" "In Paul Harding's stunning first novel, we find what readers, writers and reviewersn