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Gob's Grief: A Novel, Adrian, Chris

Gob's Grief: A Novel

Authors: Adrian, Chris
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC019000, FIC032000
ISBN: 9781400075829, Related ISBNs: 0375726241, 0767902815, 1400075823, 9780375726248, 9780767902816
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 400
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In the summer of 1863, Gob and Tomo Woodhull, eleven-year-old twin sons of Victoria Woodhull, agree to together forsake their home and family in Licking County, Ohio, for the glories of the Union Army. But on the night of their departure for the war, Gob suffers a change of heart, and Tomo is forced to leave his brother behind. Tomo falls in as a bugler with the Ninth Ohio Volunteers and briefly revels in camp life; but when he is shot clean through the eye in his very first battle, Gob is left to endure the guilt and grief that will later come to fuel his obsession with building a vast machine that will bring Tomo–indeed, all the Civil War dead–back to life.
Epic in scope yet emotionally intimate, Gob’s Grief creates a world both fantastic and familiar and populates it with characters who breath on the page, capturing the spirit of a fevered nation populated with lost brothers and lost souls.

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