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Plainsong by Kent Haruf Summary & Study Guide

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This study guide consists of approx. 0 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more – everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Plainsong (novel). This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on Plainsong (novel) by Kent Haruf.
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Published May 10th 2011 by BookRags.com (first published November 29th 2010)
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In Plainsong the writer introduces us to an unlikely group of characters.We find Mr. Guthrie a lonely highschool teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their Mother, a pregnant teenage girl asked to leave her home, and a boyfriend who decides to just leave his pregnant girlfriend behind on her own. Add to this mix of characters add two crusty old brothers who have always lived alone minding their business and staying out of every body else's.
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Jan 17, 2014 Ashen rated it it was amazing
A treasured discovery. Kent Haruf masterfully portrays ordinary, vulnerable people, framed within the setting of an imaginary place within a Colorado landscape the writer is obviously bonded to - which makes the reader bond to the characters. A compassionate invocation towards human limitations, seen through unbiased eyes. The characters leave a strong impression.
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