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The spectator bird [electronic resource] / Wallace Stegner.

By: Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993Contributor(s): Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014Material type: SoundSoundPublication details: [Ashland] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2009ISBN: 9781441724960 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book); 1441724966 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)Subject(s): Americans -- Denmark -- Fiction | California -- Fiction | Marriage -- Fiction | Denmark -- FictionGenre/Form: Western stories. | Audiobooks.Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 813/.52 LOC classification: PS3537.T316 | S6 2009abOnline resources: Click here to access title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title | Image Read by Edward Herrmann.Summary: Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "killing time before time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator. But a postcard from a friend causes him to return to the journals of a trip he had taken years before. The memories of that trip to his mother's birthplace move through layers of time and meaning, and reveal that Joe Allston isn't quite spectator enough.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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Read by Edward Herrmann.

Duration: 7:52:47.

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "killing time before time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator. But a postcard from a friend causes him to return to the journals of a trip he had taken years before. The memories of that trip to his mother's birthplace move through layers of time and meaning, and reveal that Joe Allston isn't quite spectator enough.

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