Taking Apart the Poco Poco by Richard Francis

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Witnessing the tearing down of the dance hall where they first met, John and Margaret watch their marriage also crumble, until a whimsical act by the family dog sets off a series of events that affects the couple and their two children. 12,500 first printing.
 

About Richard Francis

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Richard Francis, novelist, broadcaster, and academic, is the author of Transcendental Utopias. He was a fellow at Harvard and has taught creative writing at universities in Britain and the United States.
 
Published May 16, 1995 by Simon & Schuster. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The plot, however, is built entirely on coincidence and arbitrary decisions--the (anti) climax being when Margaret meets John's boss at the clinic where he's having a lump of his own examined, and very nearly begins an affair with him at his house--an almost-affair interrupted by John's knock on ...

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Margaret, who has discovered a lump on her breast but hasn't told John about it, has an appointment to have it examined.

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