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Gob's Grief

(2001)
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In the summer of 1863, Gob and Tomo Woodhull, eleven-year-old twin sons of Victoria Woodhull, agree to together forsake their home and family in Licking County, Ohio, for the glories of the Union Army. But on the night of their departure for the war, Gob suffers a change of heart, and Tomo is forced to leave his brother behind. Tomo falls in as a bugler with the Ninth Ohio Volunteers and briefly revels in camp life; but when he is shot clean through the eye in his very first battle, Gob is left to endure the guilt and grief that will later come to fuel his obsession with building a vast machine that will bring Tomo-indeed, all the Civil War dead-back to life.
Epic in scope yet emotionally intimate, Gob's Grief creates a world both fantastic and familiar and populates it with characters who breath on the page, capturing the spirit of a fevered nation populated with lost brothers and lost souls.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Gob's Grief
Author(s): Chris Adrian
ISBN: 1-84708-581-4 / 978-1-84708-581-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Gob's Grief: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Adrian
ISBN: 0-7679-0281-5 / 978-0-7679-0281-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway
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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Gob's Grief
Author(s): Chris Adrian
ISBN: 1-84708-582-2 / 978-1-84708-582-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Gob's Grief: A Novel
Author(s): Chris Adrian
ISBN: 0-375-72624-1 / 978-0-375-72624-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Gob's Grief
Author(s): Chris Adrian
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Gob's Grief: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Chris Adrian
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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