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The Pull of the Earth

The Pull of the Earth

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Reminiscent of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms, this novel of love, betrayal, and tragedy unfolds on a New England farm in the hot, dry summer and golden autumn of 1957.

Despite his failing health, Hedley Vaughn struggles daily with the land, keeping his hard-scrabble farm alive and preserving old traditions.

His young wife Janet struggles alongside him. Yearning for a child but unable to bear one, she consoles herself with the Catholic faith. Trying to become part of this family is Bobby Dearborn, a young orphan and distant relative of Hedley's who is just coming of age.

 When Hedley hires drifter and ex-Marine Lucien Quirk for the summer, he inadvertently sets in motion a series of passionate events in which Bobby is both witness and actor.

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Hardback Editions

September 1985 : UK Hardback
Title: The Pull of the Earth
Author(s): Alfred Alcorn
ISBN: 0-370-30881-6 / 978-0-370-30881-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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May 1985 : USA Hardback
Title: The Pull of the Earth
Author(s): Alfred Alcorn
ISBN: 0-395-36804-9 / 978-0-395-36804-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)
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Paperback Editions

August 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: The Pull of the Earth (Contemporary American Fiction)
Author(s): Alfred Alcorn
ISBN: 0-14-008924-1 / 978-0-14-008924-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Pr
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Pull of the Earth
Author(s): Alfred Alcorn
Publisher: Colrain Press
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