The Gift

The Gift

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Originally published in 1973 and long unavailable, THE GIFT returns to print in a paperback edition that features a bound-in reading group guide. This short novel portends the great literary promise that Pete Hamill would eventually fulfill in such bestsellers as A Drinking Life, Snow in August, Forever, Downtown, and North River, to name just a few.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2005.
Edition: 1st Little, Brown ed.
ISBN: 9780316011891
Branch Call Number: 813.54
PS3558.A423 G5 2005
Characteristics: 153 p. ; 19 cm.


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Jan 06, 2019

While Pete Hamill seems to be an award winning author, I can’t say that I’d rate ‘The Gift’ highly.

Pete is on leave from the US Navy during the Korean War era and trying to reconnect with his girlfriend who has become estranged and non-communicative from him. This story is all about Pete’s failing relationship with his girlfriend and poor relationship with his father.

You read 150 pages to determine what gift Pete receives and from whom. Average rating at best, not particularly good reading, and not recommended by Senior Doctor-at-Bass-Fishing! D. A.


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