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Morgantown: Difficulty at the Beginning Book 2

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A Globe and Mail Top 100 Pick of 2006


John Dupre, a junior at West Virginia University, is an English major on the Dean's List dressed up as a Beatnik cowboy, the folk-singing resident outsider before nonconformity became a youth uniform.

Morgantown is a masterful ensemble piece centering around John and peopled by his unforgettable friends in the out crowd: Bill Cohen, the
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 21st 2006 by Brindle and Glass Publishing (first published 2006)
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Rico
Jun 08, 2008 Rico rated it really liked it
The second of Maillard's "Difficulty At The Beginning" quartet follows John Dupre to West Virginia University circa 1962. There, he struggles to make sense of women -- and his own sexuality -- on the eve of the sexual revolution.

This installment is as beautifully written and painstakingly detailed as the first book in the series, though "Morgantown" seems even less concerned with plot and more concerned with its characters. Each of Dupre's many female loves are given such richly detailed, contr
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