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Aperture

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$20.00
ISBN:
9781621343905
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Weight:
22.0 Ounces


Product Description

APERTURE is the story of Garnie, who lives in a dilapidated house in a small town in rural Iowa with his Auntie Rye, a tall person who reads gothic fiction to him, and has a penis.

Auntie Rye is extremely rich (old Chicago money) and Garnie wants for nothing—except better living conditions, indoor plumbing, and to find out what happened to his mommy and daddy.

The pair’s lives and choices are shaped by the Second World War, prejudice against Auntie Rye’s Communist leanings, their travels to Chicago and New York, along with their weekly sojourns in a 1934 Dodge sedan across the Mississippi on the suspension span into Wisconsin, somewhat curtailed by gas rationing. They encounter the famous and the interesting in their travels, along with more than slightly unusual common folk.

Through it all, Garnie, pursues his love of photographic art — and his intense interest in the penis, his own and others. As Garnie passes through puberty and arrives into his teenage years filled with baseball, visions of war and death, music, Catholicism, and distinctive town folk, he also discovers who he is and what he’s about.

THIS IS HIS ADVENTURE, his story as told by him. But the war must end and so must his story, not with a whimper, but a bang.

About the author

Gene Farrington is a Professor of English at Notre Dame of Maryland University of Baltimore. He is the author of Breath of Kings, an historical novel of 10th-Century England, Normandy, and the Daneland, and The Blue Heron.


Other Details

Author:
Gene Farrington
Format:
Paperback
Page Count:
420

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