The Fires of Spring The Fires of Spring

The Fires of Spring

A Novel

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Publisher Description

An intimate early novel from James A. Michener, now remembered as the beloved master of the historical epic, The Fires of Spring unfolds with the bittersweet drama of a boy’s perilous journey into manhood. David Harper is an orphan, seemingly doomed to loneliness and poverty. As an adolescent con artist and petty thief, David spends his days grifting at an amusement park, the place where he first learns about women and the mysteries of love. Soon he discovers that his longing to embrace the world is stronger than the harsh realities that constrain him. Featuring autobiographical touches from Michener’s own life story, The Fires of Spring is more than a novel: It’s a rich slice of American life, brimming with wisdom, longing, and compassion.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii.
 
Praise for The Fires of Spring
 
“A warm-hearted, readable story, crammed with lively incident and remarkable characters.”The Atlantic
 
“Heartfelt . . . immensely readable . . . Michener is a born writer.”The New York Times
 
“Michener is a gifted storyteller.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Brilliantly done.”Library Journal

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1966
June 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.8
MB

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