Peter R. Pouncey Rules for Old Men Waiting

ISBN 13: 9781400063703

Rules for Old Men Waiting

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Retired to his home of Cape Cod, Robert MacIver, a Scottish former professor of history and rugby player who had commanded a destroyer in the British Navy during World War II, creates a list of rules by which he will live out his final days and come to terms with his memories, good and bad, of his life. A first novel. 40,000 first printing.

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Advance Praise for "Rules for Old Men Waiting
"A deeply sensual, moving, thrilling novel that calls for a second and third reading-it is that rich."
-Frank McCourt
"This is a wonderful novel of a man's experience, and it touches every chord: a wholeness to which each incident crucially contributes so that wars and loves and losses, and mortality itself, are lived by the reader. The book is charged with the excitement of intelligent existence-and distinguished, above all, by its great humanity."
-Shirley Hazzard
"A stunning piece of work, beautifully composed and finished. It's very much its own thing, but in its reach, intelligence, and power it recalls Lampedusa's The Leopard and Marai's Embers, along with something of Norman MacLean. Old Men belongs on that same shelf."
-Ward Just
"A tender, beautifully expressed rumination on love and loss by a highly intelligent and marvelously brave old man."
-Louis Begley
"Mr. Pouncey writes with enough style and elegance to bring envy into the heart of many a good novelist."
-Norman Mailer

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Advance Praise for "Rules for Old Men Waiting"

"A deeply sensual, moving, thrilling novel that calls for a second and third reading-it is that rich."
-Frank McCourt

"This is a wonderful novel of a man's experience, and it touches every chord: a wholeness to which each incident crucially contributes so that wars and loves and losses, and mortality itself, are lived by the reader. The book is charged with the excitement of intelligent existence-and distinguished, above all, by its great humanity."
-Shirley Hazzard

"A stunning piece of work, beautifully composed and finished. It's very much its own thing, but in its reach, intelligence, and power it recalls Lampedusa's The Leopard and Marai's Embers, along with something of Norman MacLean. Old Men belongs on that same shelf."
-Ward Just

"A tender, beautifully expressed rumination on love and loss by a highly intelligent and marvelously brave old man."
-Louis Begley

"Mr. Pouncey writes with enough style and elegance to bring envy into the heart of many a good novelist."
-Norman Mailer
"From the Hardcover edition."

Advance Praise for "Rules for Old Men Waiting"
A deeply sensual, moving, thrilling novel that calls for a second and third reading it is that rich.
Frank McCourt
This is a wonderful novel of a man s experience, and it touches every chord: a wholeness to which each incident crucially contributes so that wars and loves and losses, and mortality itself, are lived by the reader. The book is charged with the excitement of intelligent existence and distinguished, above all, by its great humanity.
Shirley Hazzard
A stunning piece of work, beautifully composed and finished. It s very much its own thing, but in its reach, intelligence, and power it recalls Lampedusa s The Leopard and Marai s Embers, along with something of Norman MacLean. Old Men belongs on that same shelf.
Ward Just
A tender, beautifully expressed rumination on love and loss by a highly intelligent and marvelously brave old man.
Louis Begley
Mr. Pouncey writes with enough style and elegance to bring envy into the heart of many a good novelist.
Norman Mailer

"From the Hardcover edition.""

Advance Praise for Rules for Old Men Waiting

"A deeply sensual, moving, thrilling novel that calls for a second and third reading-it is that rich."
-Frank McCourt

"This is a wonderful novel of a man's experience, and it touches every chord: a wholeness to which each incident crucially contributes so that wars and loves and losses, and mortality itself, are lived by the reader. The book is charged with the excitement of intelligent existence-and distinguished, above all, by its great humanity."
-Shirley Hazzard

"A stunning piece of work, beautifully composed and finished. It's very much its own thing, but in its reach, intelligence, and power it recalls Lampedusa's The Leopard and Marai's Embers, along with something of Norman MacLean. Old Men belongs on that same shelf."
-Ward Just

"A tender, beautifully expressed rumination on love and loss by a highly intelligent and marvelously brave old man."
-Louis Begley

"Mr. Pouncey writes with enough style and elegance to bring envy into the heart of many a good novelist."
-Norman Mailer

From the Hardcover edition.

From the Publisher:

A small masterpiece with a vast canvas - three major wars of the twentieth century, no less - and a strong emotional charge, this is a taut, moving novel about old men, young men and war, about memory and imagination and the gap between.

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