In FARMER, a novel published in 1975, Jim Harrison writes about Nature, origins and the heart of America.
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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This report prepared by Daniel Staebler