Paul Harding

Recommended by Elaine, City Lights Publishers

"Tinkers is truly remarkable. . . . It confers on the reader the best privilege fiction can afford, the illusion of ghostly proximity to other human souls."—Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Home and Gilead

"In astounding language sometimes seemingly struck by lightning, sometimes as tight and complicated as clockwork, Harding shows how enormous fiction can be, and how economical. Read this book and marvel."—Elizabeth McCracken, author of Niagara Falls All Over Again

"Tinkers is a remarkable piece of work . . . fascinating—and sometimes horrific—to read, and is cumulatively moving because it is woven together into the single quilt of our humanity."—Barry Unsworth, Booker Prize–winning author of The Ruby in Her Navel

An old man lies dying. As time collapses into memory, he travels deep into his past where he is reunited with his father and relives the wonder and pain of his impoverished New England youth. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, Tinkers is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature.

Paul Harding has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches creative writing at Harvard. He lives in Georgetown, Massachusetts.

Title Tinkers
Author Paul Harding
Publisher Bellevue Literary Press
Title First Published 01 January 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 192 p.
ISBN-10 193413712X
ISBN-13 9781934137123
Publication Date 01 January 2009
Main content page count 192
Weight 16 oz.

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