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by Thomas Farber

  • ISBN: 0399128700
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Thomas Farber
  • Subcategory: Women's Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Adult HC/TR; Special Edition edition (January 27, 1984)
  • Pages: 186 pages
  • FB2 size: 1661 kb
  • EPUB size: 1204 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
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Curves of Pursuit book. In his first novel, Thomas Farber gives us an unusually honest look inside the heart of a man trying to understand the curves of pursuit in his own life

Curves of Pursuit book. In his first novel, Thomas Farber gives us an unusually honest look inside the heart of a man trying to understand the curves of pursuit in his own life. His ties, for example, to his older brother: as boys and on into adulthood, the two communicate best with a football, sending each other out for passes, cheering each other on with their private polylingual wordplay. The In his first novel, Thomas Farber gives us an unusually honest look inside the heart of a man trying to understand the curves of pursuit in his own life.

Published 1985 by Avon Books in New York, . 186 p. ; Number of pages.

With Curves of Pursuit, Farber joins the company of Diane O'Hehir, Ron Loewinsohn, and Harriet Doerr, as a writer .

With Curves of Pursuit, Farber joins the company of Diane O'Hehir, Ron Loewinsohn, and Harriet Doerr, as a writer who put off his novel until he thought he had something to say. Although Farber is the author of four well-received books of essays and stories, including, Hazards to the Human Heart and Who Wrote the Book of Love?, he claims that he never thought of himself as a writer until he had been at it for a least 10 years, when he was 33 and had published three books

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In his first novel, Thomas Farber gives us an unusually honest look inside the heart of a man trying to understand the curves of pursuit in his own life

In his first novel, Thomas Farber gives us an unusually honest look inside the heart of a man trying to understand the curves of pursuit in his own life.

Thomas Farber on Curves of Pursuit. My previous two books, volumes of short fiction, had allowed change of voice or characters as I wrote, permitting completion of something every month or two. Not so "Curves of Pursuit

Thomas Farber on Curves of Pursuit. Not so "Curves of Pursuit. And, as I sometimes reminded myself, I hadn't even intended a novel, saw nothing inherently higher or finer in the form, had simply found myself with an intriguing fragment which kept refusing narrow boundaries.

Education: Harvard University, . Hobbies and other interests: Surfing, diving.

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What has the author Thomas Farber written? Answer. September 28, 2014 2:52AM. Thomas Farber has written: 'Curves of pursuit'. Steve L Farber has written: 'The limestone petrography of the Southgate and McMicken members, Latonia formation, Cincinnatian series, in southern Hamilton County, Ohio' - subject(s): Limestone, Geology. Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights. What has the author Aug A Thomas written? Aug. A. Thomas has written: 'Thomas, his book'. What has the author Thomas Zipp written?

NY 1984 Putnam. ISBN 0-399-12870-0. Hardcover. Small octavo, 186p., cloth. Fine in Near Fine DJ, price not clipped, light wrinkling.
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I first read this novel in 1984. My father had picked it from the new fiction shelf at the library, said I might like it too. Told in the first person, it's nominally about two brothers, and whom they've loved, and try to love; and how they want to be loved back. It's gently written, with no gratuitous sex, or violence, or vulgarity; and not even a plot in any conventional sense. Regardless, as an unmarried 27-year-old, I was struck by the brothers' sense of masculine helplessness in the face of their disintegrating marriages. Both wives have moved out after, oh, 5 years or so, and neither brother has a clue as to any ameliorative action they might take. They're intelligent, reflective (you know, for guys), and they want to stay married to their wives. But life is a mystery, often frustrating and sad; and not every problem is fixable.

The main lesson I drew in 1984 was: marry the right woman. Four years later, I did just that.

I have regularly remembered bits of the book over the last 30-odd years, and recently bought an intact library copy online. Finished it today, liked it even better this time.

But now I'm married 25 years with 5 kids and 2 grandkids. Now Curves of Pursuit shows me are marriages at loose ends partly (mostly?) because nobody wants any children. The book isn't explicit about it, I just gather that intentionally childless marriage is the model for both the characters. Two troubled marriages, 4 smart people, 186 pages, not a peep about kids, pregnancy, the future, nothing.

Now I'd never say that having babies is a panacea for marital problems; but in my marriage, having kids certainly made the marriage more of what it was already: more love, more life, more God, more married. So: would my marriage have failed without kids? I doubt it. But I know that what we had before kids was less than what we had after- and I found that out only by having them.
Androwyn
I was expecting a book that contained the mathematical calculus equations for real curves of least pursuit, not some damn love story! I took a quick look at the book and immediately threw it in the garbage can, where it belongs!

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