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Sometimes a Great Notion

(1963)
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The magnificent second novel from the legendary author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sailor Song is a wild-spirited and hugely powerful tale of an Oregon logging clan. A bitter strike is raging in a small lumber town along the Oregon coast. Bucking that strike out of sheer cussedness are the Stampers: Henry, the fiercely vital and overpowering patriarch; Hank, the son who has spent his life trying to live up to his father; and Viv, who fell in love with Hank's exuberant machismo but now finds it wearing thin. And then there is Leland, Henry's bookish younger son, who returns to his family on a mission of vengeance - and finds himself fulfilling it in ways he never imagined. Out of the Stamper family's rivalries and betrayals Ken Kesey has crafted a novel with the mythic impact of Greek tragedy.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 1966 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-416-02720-2 / 978-0-416-02720-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen young books
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July 1964 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-670-65665-8 / 978-0-670-65665-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: Sometimes a Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 1-4165-2280-8 / 978-1-4165-2280-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-14-303986-5 / 978-0-14-303986-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
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September 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion (Methuen Modern Fiction)
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-413-16940-5 / 978-0-413-16940-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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June 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-553-23831-0 / 978-0-553-23831-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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February 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-553-20533-1 / 978-0-553-20533-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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May 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-417-04590-5 / 978-0-417-04590-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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July 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion: A Novel
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-14-004529-5 / 978-0-14-004529-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-413-37200-6 / 978-0-413-37200-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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September 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-586-02316-X / 978-0-586-02316-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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1972 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-553-12182-0 / 978-0-553-12182-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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February 1971 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-670-00316-6 / 978-0-670-00316-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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1965 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sometimes A Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0-9654502-7-9 / 978-0-9654502-7-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion
Author(s): Ken Kesey
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sometimes a Great Notion (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Ken Kesey
Publisher: Penguin Books
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