What Harry Saw by Thomas Moran

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The Los Angeles Times compared his debut novel, The Man in the Box, to works by Elie Wiesel and Cynthia Ozick. His second novel, The World I Made for Her, reconfirmed his ability to "immerse you utterly in whatever moment he chooses to describe" (The New York Times Book Review). And in his third novel, Water, Carry Me, he created "one of the most remarkable characters to grace fiction's pages" (The Washington Post Book World).

Now, Thomas Moran brings us a brilliantly flawed protagonist who captures a failing all too common among men: He sees only what he wants to see. Harry Hull's short list of things he'd rather forget includes the last three hundred days of his father's life; the cold, hard look from a woman who'd just told him she was pregnant; and the sight of a young girl's fall from a high bluff overlooking the sea. As he recalls his stormy but ever hopeful relationships, we see that Harry's struggles are a test of his capacity to know himself. In the end, as is true for so many of us, what Harry saw is not nearly as unsettling-or as vigorously life-changing-as what he's failed to see.
 

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Thomas Moran is the author of "The Man in the Box," "The World I Made for Her," "Water," "Carry Me"-which earned an International IMPAC Dublin Award nomination and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship-and "What Harry Saw," His novels have been translated into seven languages.
 
Published September 16, 2002 by Riverhead Hardcover. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the meantime, Harry and Lucy go through a rough patch themselves: Lucy' reveals that she’s pregnant and refuses to marry Harry when he offers “to do the right thing.” Dumbfounded by her rejection and alone in the world after the death of his father, Harry turns to his Italian neighbor Bert for...

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A tinted review in adult Forecasts indicates a book that's of exceptional importance to our readers but hasn't received a starred or boxed review.WHAT HARRY SAWThomas Moran.

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Following the tradition set by his father and grandfather, Australian Harry Hull is severely wounded serving in Nam.

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