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We’re All In This Together

Owen King

We’re All In This Together by Owen King is a heartwarming, funny and hugely inventive tale from a young writer set to become one of the most exciting talents on the Faber list.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571227259
Date Published
04.01.2007
Delivery
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Summary

In his wry novella, Owen King conjures an eccentric North-Eastern American family whose personal strife mirrors the political turmoil of our time. George is the teenaged son of a single mother, and the only grandson of a family of union organisers in Maine. George’s grandfather Henry, obsessed with the outcome of the 2000 election, has planted a giant billboard of homage to Al Gore in his front yard that he suspects has been defaced by the paperboy, now a sworn enemy. Meanwhile, George’s mother is about to marry Dr Vic, who besides being possess by an almost royal obliviousness, may even have voted for George W Bush. George’s efforts to aid his endearingly cranky grandfather and to undermine his mother’s marriage reflect on a central question for our times: How will we fight? All together, or all alone?

A heartwarming, funny and hugely inventive tale from a young writer set to become one of the most exciting talents on the Faber list.

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Owen King was born in Bangor, Maine, which in the nineteenth century was arguably the lumber capital of the world, but which today is better known as the home of the easternmost major airport in the United States, the place where trans-Atlantic flights most often make emergency landings to kick off drunken and/or unruly passengers. Bangor is also cold most…

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