Getting Over Edgar

By: Barfoot, Joan

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Top back corner of card cover bumped, pages unaffected ; A bright solid, book ; Trade PB; 270 pages; ..an ordinary woman deflected from the course of her life by an extraordinary event. Gwen Stone thought her life had taken an abrupt nose-dive when Edgar, her husband of twenty years, suddenly decided he wasn't suited to marriage and left her, for freedom and a shiny red convertible. Edgar's freedom, however has been short-lived - and so has he. Seven weeks later, he and his convertible have been mowed down by a train, and Gwen is attending his funeral, swinging between caustic rage, despair and an unfamiliar sense of possibility. "So, 'For the last time, Edgar, good-bye,' Gwen says in a clear, impatient, exasperated voice. She gives the casket an encouraging pat, straightens and marches briskly out of the room, past everyone gaping, through one set of doors, and down a hallway to a heavy set of wooden doors, out into the parking lot and sunshine ...... She's had enough. More than enough. She spreads her arms and lets loose a whoop into the shining, hot sky." From Edgar's funeral Gwen moves on to her new life, and a few hours' solace in the arms of David, a friendly young bartender. David has his own troubles, and the brief encounter between the newly widowed Gwen, and the misunderstood (in his opinion) David, unexpectedly alters both of their destinies. Gwen and David's alternating stories, both humorous and surprising, have wonderfully satisfying resolutions.

Title: Getting Over Edgar

Author Name: Barfoot, Joan

Categories: Canadian,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Key Porter Books: 1999

ISBN Number: 1552630110

ISBN Number 13: 9781552630112

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 11118

Keywords: Canadian Literature