The Cooter Farm

( 1 )
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (57) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $45.00   
  • Used (56) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jones's blackly humorous first novel, set on the Cooter family's failing dairy farm in New York State, is firmly grounded in the gothic tradition. Wryly narrated by 10-year-old Ollie Cooter, it blends frequent hilarity, startling violence and a gripping plot. Ollie's uncles, coarse rednecks nicknamed Hooter and Looter, are keeping their senile father's farm afloat while Ollie's hypochondriac dad Scooter is a traveling peddler of top-notch bull semen. Their jaded 13-year-old sister Mary Jean, Ollie's aunt, is his constant companion; with her, Ollie confusedly notices the symptoms of sexual awakening. Fear and evil soon engulf the Cooter farm: Scooter's imagined maladies and refusal to defend himself against Hooter's relentless jibes alienate his wife; Hooter is incestuous, adulterous and homicidal; Mary Jean discovers ``The Power,'' a malevolent force that inhabits an abandoned house, and enlists Ollie's help in releasing it with instructions to kill Hooter. Mary Jean and Ollie's helplessness, Hooter's lack of remorse and the suffering wrought by The Power--perhaps ghost, perhaps defense mechanism--arouse childhood angst and terror in this alternately amusing and tragic coming-of-age tale. Jan.
Library Journal
The Cooters--Hooter, Looter, and Scooter--work the family's upstate New York farm, not out of love for the land, but because that is what the Cooters have always done. Hooter, the eldest, is the self-proclaimed head of the family who maintains his position through intimidation and brute force. But tyrants beg to be overthrown, and ten-year-old Ollie Hooter's nephew and 13-year-old Mary Jean Hooter's sister plot to do just that by unleashing ``The Power'' against the evil force that is Hooter. The Cooter Farm is a powerful drama of family dysfunction and child abuse, told from the perspective of Ollie, who asks nothing more than a normal family life. Ollie's story is at once a poignant coming-of-age tale liberally laced with gothic overtones and a serious consideration of social issues with a hint of absurdity that smacks of James Thurber. But it works. This is a bold first novel that promises a great future for a bright young writer.-- Thomas L. Kilpatrick, Southern Illinois Univ. at Carbondale Lib.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781562829919
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 12/24/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 320

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)