Published October 2, 2007
by Overlook TP .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||224|
Donovan's poetic, well-crafted third novel, like his debut, Schopenhauer's Telescope, shows how violence can infect and take over a person's life. Julius Winsome has retreated with his old dog, Hobbes, to a remote family cabin in the northern Maine woods. "Many men live in these woods who cannot live anywhere else," he tells us/5(21). Gerard Donovan, Julius Winsome On top is a makeshift tombstone in the form of a stick, Hobbes’ own. This symbol of death is referred to on many occasions throughout the book, each time with more grit and determination, as Julius hunts down the killer(s)/ Julius Winsome “The pink petals hung raw and shook with the cold and wind. How they hung on out of season, the struggle of it, the strength it took. Not long now, and they’d be brown stains on a stalk” ~ “Julius Winsome” By Gerard Donovan. Donovan's poetic, well-crafted third novel, like his debut, Schopenhauer's Telescope, shows how violence can infect and take over a person's life. Julius Winsome has retreated with his old dog.
Living alone with his dog in the remote cabin in the woods, Julius Winsome is not unlike the barren winter lands that he inhabits: remote, vacant, inscrutable. But when his dog Hobbes is killed by hunters, their carelessness -- or is it cruelty? -- sets Julius's precarious mindset on endPages: Julius Winsome is too wise a book for that, too sad, too tender. History may judge it to be less than the perfect modern classic it aims to be, but it is a memorable tale, distinguished by. Julius Winsome, written by Gerard Donovan, is a story about survival, sadness, grief and terrible loneliness. It tells the story of Julius Winsome, a 51 year old man who lives isolated in the woods up in Maine, where it gets bitterly cold and he’s almost entirely shut off from the world. The beautiful and unique story tells the tale of Julius Winsome, a 51 year old man who has lived his entire life in his cabin in the woods in northern Maine. His mother died giving birth to him and his father raised him - just the two of them - in that cabin. Julius's father was an avid reader and the cabin is filled with hundreds and hundreds of books/5(18).
Julius Winsome by Gerard Donovan available in Hardcover on , also read synopsis and reviews. From the author of Schopenhauer's Telescope comes a beautiful and haunting novel of vengeance, 5/5(1). Exquisitely pitched - a brave, unforgettable book. Catherine Taylor. Julius Winsome, by Gerard Donovan (Faber, £) Julius Winsome lives as a virtual recluse in a log cabin in the remote Maine. Man loses man’s best friend, decides the rest of humanity is to blame. Donovan’s first novel, Schopenhauer’s Telescope (), tried, with rather pallid results, to turn philosophical concepts into allegorical second is similarly thoughtful, but an entirely different sort of text: slim where its predecessor was bloated, deeply personal rather than vague and abstract. Living alone with his dog in the remote cabin in the Maine woods, Julius Winsome is not unlike the barren winter lands that he inhabits: remote, vacant, inscrutable. But when his dog Hobbes is killed by a hunter, that act of carelessness - or is it cruelty? - sets Julius's precarious mindset on end.