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In FARMER, a novel published in 1975, Jim Harrison writes about Nature, origins and the heart of America.
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Joey is a farmer, an american of the second generation, and the year is 1956. He lives in the northern part of the Michigan state and is one of the teachers of the local school. His sisters have left the country years ago, abandoning him and their mother. His main interests : to hunt and to fish.

During a 6 months period, Joey is going to have a kind of rebellion against his life so regular, a nervous breakdown to use a modern term. Furthermore, he has been seduced by Catherine, a 17 years old student and is soon forgetting his love of 20 years Rosealee.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Christian    -   American Midwest Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Brain/Body disability?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Forest?    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of animal care Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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