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Publisher's Summary

In Farmer, Jim Harrison tells the story of Joseph, a 43-year-old farmer and school teacher who suddenly finds himself at a crossroads. Forced to choose between two lovers - one a younger woman, the other his beautiful childhood friend - he must also decide whether or not to stay on the farm or finally seek the wider, more broader horizons he has avoided all his life. 

Returning Harrison fans will be ecstatic to find this early Harrison work available in audio, and for new listeners, this work serves as the perfect introduction to Harrison's remarkable insight, storytelling, and evocation of the natural world.

©2016 Jim Harrison (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Not what I expected.

I couldn't finish this book. I struggled to keep it on for the first hour. Not my kind of book for subject matter or sexual content. Narrator was good, just a poor storyline.

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my favorite harrison

sure, harrison tells these growing old in the north stories a hundred ways, but this one is my favorite. Perhaps it's because I read it at 43, but maybe it's just the best one.

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can't believe how it ended

After putting up with this slow tale...finally you think it's coming to some type of climax....then it just ends! horrible ending I tell ya!
What was the author thinking? I'm so disappointed!

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Ugh

I could not even get halfway through the 2nd chapter and had to quit!

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Disappointing.

What a mediocre go nowhere book about nothing in particular that ends even worse. Actually it doesn’t even seem to end. It just stops.

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As An Audiobook Performance, Very Well Read, An Ok, Not Great Story

This is a very well read performance of a pretty good story. It is not an “action” story. It is about a middle age male dealing with what I suppose is a version of mid life crisis. It is set in Michigan in the 1950s. As an audiobook it is easily followed and I could listen to it while commuting.

The story sort of meanders. As a retired police officer the protagonist acts in a way that I consider dishonorable and hence I never actually like him. Obviously others may disagree. This is the kind of novel that I somewhat like, but do not need to read again without specific cause.

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