Butte Silver Bow Public Library

Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Rules for old men waiting [electronic resource] : a novel / Peter Pouncey.

By: Pouncey, Peter R.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006, c2005Description: 1 online resource (181 p.).ISBN: 9780307431721 (electronic bk.); 030743172X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Older men -- Fiction | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Casualties -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- Veterans -- Fiction | Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction | Military historians -- Fiction | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Storytelling -- Fiction | Widowers -- Fiction | Cape Cod (Mass.) -- FictionGenre/Form: War stories. | Psychological fiction. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 813/.6 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold Summary: In a house on the Cape "older than the Republic," Robert MacIver, a historian who long ago played rugby for Scotland, creates a list of rules by which to live out his last days. The most important rule, to "tell a story to its end," spurs the old Scot on to invent a strange and gripping tale of men in the trenches of the First World War. This invented tale of the Great War prompts MacIver's own memories of his role in World War II and of Vietnam, where his son, David served.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
No physical items for this record

In a house on the Cape "older than the Republic," Robert MacIver, a historian who long ago played rugby for Scotland, creates a list of rules by which to live out his last days. The most important rule, to "tell a story to its end," spurs the old Scot on to invent a strange and gripping tale of men in the trenches of the First World War. This invented tale of the Great War prompts MacIver's own memories of his role in World War II and of Vietnam, where his son, David served.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Celebrating Butte and Connecting our Community

Contact us: info@buttepubliclibrary.info or 406.723.3361

Powered by Koha