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Gardner’s final novel: a delicate tapestry of literary genres that create a wonderfully mysterious and ambitious narrative  
 
As Peter Mickelsson’s brilliant career as a professor at Brown University winds down, he suffers from alcoholism and is on the brink of divorce. Seeking a new start, Mickelsson moves to an old farmhouse in the Pennsylvania countryside to take a position at Bingham University. But when mysterious...

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Mickelsson's Ghosts

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Overview


 



Gardner’s final novel: a delicate tapestry of literary genres that create a wonderfully mysterious and ambitious narrative  
 
As Peter Mickelsson’s brilliant career as a professor at Brown University winds down, he suffers from alcoholism and is on the brink of divorce. Seeking a new start, Mickelsson moves to an old farmhouse in the Pennsylvania countryside to take a position at Bingham University. But when mysterious supernatural events begin to occur, it becomes clear that these new surroundings will not provide a refuge for this troubled man, but rather prompt an introspective look into the ultimate value of his life’s work.  
 
With distinctive style and linguistic mastery, author John Gardner weaves together a string of extraordinary plots that culminate in an unforgettable conclusion.
 
This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453203378
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 9/21/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 590
  • Sales rank: 445,463
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

John Gardner (1933–1982) was born in Batavia, New York. His critically acclaimed books include the novels Grendel, The Sunlight Dialogues, and October Light, for which he received the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as several works of nonfiction and criticism such as On Becoming a Novelist. He was also a professor of medieval literature and a pioneering creative writing teacher whose students included Raymond Carver and Charles Johnson.

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