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The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron
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Jan 26, 11

Read from January 20 to 26, 2011

Finished this novel quickly, after three books by Abbey. Enjoyed the mystery, the Maine references, and the character of the poacher's son. Fine surprise ending and reminiscent of Last Night In Twisted River (Irving). though not as finely crafted. The settings were well detailed in the Maine secene, from the bars to the bears. Wardens suffer thoroughly, from marriage to fatigue to stress. No wonder they seem so grumpy. Doiron's character works in that mold, though maybe too emotional. Hey, his dad is at stake, a poacher but never a murderer. Susan read this after I, and today a student started it because the library has it on the shelves now. We'll see how the student body receives it.
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