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Julius Winsome

(2006)
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Living alone with his dog in the remote cabin in the woods, Julius Winsome is not unlike the barren winter lands that he inhabits: remote, vacant, inscrutable. But when his dog Hobbes is killed by hunters, their carelessness--or is it cruelty?--sets Julius's precarious mindset on end.

He is at once more alone than he has ever been; he was at first with his father, until he died; then with Claire, until she disappeared with another man into a more normal life in town; and then with Hobbes, who eased the sorrow of Claire's departure. Now Hobbes is gone.

Julius is left with what his father left behind: the cabin that he was raised in; a lifetime of books, lining every wall of his home, which have been Julius's lifelong friends and confidantes; and his great-grandfather's rifle from World War I, which Julius had been trained to shoot with uncanny skill and with the utmost reluctance. But with the death of his dog, Julius's reluctance has reached its end. More and more, simply and furtively, it is revenge that is creeping into his mind.

Fresh snow is on the ground as the hunters lumber into his sights. They're well within the old gun's range. They pause, and they're locked into the crosshairs. Julius's finger traces the trigger. Will he pull it? And what will that accomplish? What if he simply has nothing left to lose?

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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Julius Winsome: A Novel
Author(s): Gerard Donovan
ISBN: 1-58567-849-X / 978-1-58567-849-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2010 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Julius Winsome
Author(s): Gerard Donovan
ISBN: 2757817515 / 978-2757817513
Publisher: Points
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Julius Winsome
Author(s): Gerard Donovan
ISBN: 0-571-23537-9 / 978-0-571-23537-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Julius Winsome: A Novel
Author(s): Gerard Donovan
ISBN: 1-58567-941-0 / 978-1-58567-941-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Julius Winsome
Author(s): Gerard Donovan
ISBN: 0-571-23536-0 / 978-0-571-23536-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Julius Winsome
Author(s): Gerard Donovan
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   



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