Trombone by Craig Nova

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With his father, Dean, the unfaithful owner of a print shop, as his model, Ray Gollancz must come to terms with his identity as Dean's son, his role in the world, and his relationship with his father. By the author of The Good Son.

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Craig Nova is the author of nine widely praised & translated novels. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Nova lives in Vermont.
Published June 1, 1992 by Grove Pr. 247 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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There are good reasons for a building to disappear....'' While Ray learns the rules of the trade, Dean philanders on wife Marge, ten years his elder with a ``constant antagonism to the passage of time,'' and takes up with teenaged Iris Mason, whom Ray loves.

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The potentially destructive nature `join forces' below of Ray and Dean's attachment, captured first in Ray's memory of their watching the light of atom bomb tests when he was a little boy, is stirred when Dean and Iris Mason, Ray's high-school classmate in Bakersfield, Calif., become an item.

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Originally posted Aug 21, 1992 Published in issue #132 Aug 21, 1992 Order article reprints

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