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The Would-Be Father

(2014)
A Novella by

 
From the collection Gryphon, Charles Baxter's luminous story of caretaking under any circumstance.

Burrage never thought he'd be the responsible one. When his brother and sister-in-law die in a car accident, he becomes caretaker to his young nephew, a fragile boy who wants to know what the future will be. Burrage begins writing the boy's horoscope - stars, trains, and hide-and-seek - until his predictions begin to fail, in a rowboat, in the middle of a lake.

Charles Baxter is one of our finest short story writers, a modern master. "The Would-be Father" is one of his first published short stories.

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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Would-be Father (A Vintage Short)
Author(s): Charles Baxter
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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