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Plainsong.

Deborah Grabien

Plainsong.

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Published by Pan Books in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, New York: St Martin"s Press, 1990.

SeriesPan fantasy
The Physical Object
Pagination231p.
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17474776M
ISBN 100330318330


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Plainsong tells the story of Harold and Raymond McPheron, two bachelor farmers who take in Victoria Roubideaux, a pregnant teenager who has no one to turn to after she was turned out of her home. “Eventide” follows from the events of Plainsong as it tells the story of Victoria Roubideaux who intends to go back to n:   The book is Kent Haruf ’s Plainsong, the most controlled, cohesive novel I’ve come across in a long time.

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