The Would-be Father

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Author(s): Charles Baxter
Original Publish Date: Dec 16, 2014
Product Number: EB00587787
Released: Dec 16, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101911662
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

From the collection Gryphon, Charles Baxter's luminous story of caretaking under any circumstance. Burrage never thought he'd be the responsible one. When his brother and sister-in-law die in a car accident, he becomes caretaker to his young nephew, a fragile boy who wants to know what the future will be. Burrage begins writing the boy's horoscope—stars, trains, and hide-and-seek—until his predictions begin to fail, in a rowboat, in the middle of a lake. Charles Baxter is one of our finest short story writers, a modern master. "The Would-be Father" is one of his first published short stories. An eBook short.

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