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A curious Earth

Gerard Woodward

A curious Earth

by Gerard Woodward

  • 17 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Loneliness in old age -- Fiction.,
  • Older men -- Psychology -- Fiction.,
  • Widowers -- Psychology -- Fiction.,
  • Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.,
  • Ostend (Belgium) -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGerard Woodward.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6073.O634 C87 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination290 p. ;
    Number of Pages290
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21893755M
    ISBN 100393330974
    ISBN 109780393330977
    LC Control Number2007046857

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Curious Earth is news for people who are interested in the environment & sustainability. Sign up to receive the top curated environmental news stories, digested and explained by our team of industry experts, direct to your inbox. A Curious Earth is apparently the final book in a trilogy, but I didn’t know that until after I’d finished reading it.

It’s a sadly comic novel about a widower’s attempts to connect with other people (mostly women) in the last few years of his life/5.

Sardonic and filled with darkly humorous imagery, A Curious Earth, by Man Booker finalist Gerard Woodward, is an old-fashioned novel, more an extended character study and meditation on aging than a traditional plot-based novel/5(9).

The book takes its title from an Emily Dickinson poem, part of the last stanza of which reads: "Going to heaven.

I'm glad I don't believe it, For it would stop my breath, And I'd like to look a little more At such a curious earth!" And what a truly curious earth it is through which Aldous muddles his last years.

Sad, yes/5(9). Curious Earth by Gerard Woodward available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews. In this successor to his Man Booker Prize finalist, Gerard Woodward slyly pits defiant Aldous Jones Author: Gerard Woodward.

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It is. A Curious Earth (Review 03) By the author of Booker-shortlisted I'll Go To Bed At Noon. Aldous Jones is in a bad way: his dilapidated house is empty of family but full of hoarded odds and ends that remind him of his dead wife and son. A curious Earth.

[Gerard Woodward] -- Left after the death of his wife and one of his sons with an empty house and cupboards full of hoarded odds and ends that seem to have nothing to do with him, Aldous Jones is tempted to spend the.

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His wife is dead, his kids are grown, and he’s taken to drink with a joyful vengeance. 26 Curious Facts Showing How Little We Know About This World. 7 4 The image on the left is what a candle looks like when it burns on Earth; on the right this is how it burns in zero-gravity, as seen on the space station Mir.

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