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"The pioneer of a new post-Beatnik generation.” New York Herald Tribune

"Lee Olds is a thinking person’s writer. Here is a writer to watch." San Francisco Examiner

"The Return is a stunning and surprising novel, with great characters and a strong narrative drive." Ann Abrams

Sascha and her young daughter are on a ‘hippy’ road trip in their old VW camper van, before their retu
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Kindle Edition, 156 pages
Published September 2013 by Not So Noble Books
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Ira
Dec 25, 2013 Ira rated it it was amazing
This novel refuses to take short-cuts when confronting the complexities surrounding the issues of intimate violence (or violence amongst intimates), without being apologetic or subservient to either gender-based rhetoric. A hard task. Irrespective of the main plot, the characters intermingling with the protagonists along the way are charming and potential protagonists in the making. It is often in the background that one finds the gem in Lee Olds' novels. Here is my favourite: the tramp.

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Erik Empson
Feb 12, 2014 Erik Empson rated it it was amazing
I think what Olds does is pay witness to the marginal, even though as I write that it sounds kind of hollow. I mean he attends to those moments of estrangement that are felt when we truly encounter ourselves and try to act in a good and right manner on the basis of what we see. I think in this novel we see the tender side of Olds. But this is a writer who takes no prisoners, he demands that we pay witness to this world; ultimately I want to know why.
Marianna
Sep 27, 2013 Marianna rated it it was amazing
Lee Olds is a wordsmith second to none. This novel is perfectly crafted. Gripping and insightful, coarse and tender this is a novel that will stand the test of time. A true classic.
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M.A, philosophy. Sports active, tennis, hiking, developing final world philosophy. Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin. Survival, risk. Writing fiction as life, regulated by what we call chance. Disseminating a life approach.
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