The Man Who Owned Vermont

The Man Who Owned Vermont When Rick Wheeler s wife walks out on him he nearly drowns in despair So the RC Cola salesman throws himself into work setting sales records winning a promotion burying himself in the lonely presen

  • Title: The Man Who Owned Vermont
  • Author: Bret Lott
  • ISBN: 9780671038205
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Rick Wheeler s wife walks out on him, he nearly drowns in despair So the RC Cola salesman throws himself into work setting sales records, winning a promotion, burying himself in the lonely present while he scours the past for hope Then at last on a cold Vermont morning, a hunter and his prey show him unexpectedly, haltingly, the way back to love and faith.

    One thought on “The Man Who Owned Vermont”

    1. Depressing, but well written fiction story of an emotionally shallow, selfish young man's perspective of love and his wife's miscarriage. Contains language & sex.

    2. My favorite part about this book was the fact that it got blurbed by James Baldwin. But he wasn't even the first blurb nor featured particularly prominently. I suppose that relates to its 1987 publication date.This was a pretty solid piece of writing leaving aside plot and thematic choices by the author. Stop reading to avoid a spoil, but the book is about a straight couple who have separated because of their difficulty overcoming a miscarriage. It was told from the husband's perspective and was [...]

    3. I'm not sure if the main character was supposed to be likable or sympathetic, but as far as I'm concerned he was NOT. All the characters were flat and two dimensional. There was no satisfactory resolution at the end. The title comes from one incredibly stupid scene in the book. (no the book does not take place in Vermont, but Mass, mostly southern Mass at that). And the writing was junior high level. I can't count how many times the characters laughed, mostly nervously.

    4. 3 STARS"When Rick Wheeler's wife walks out on him, he nearly drowns in despair. So the RC Cola salesman throws himself into work -- setting sales records, winning a promotion, burying himself in the lonely present while he scours the past for hope. Then at last on a cold Vermont morning, a hunter and his prey show him unexpectedly, haltingly, the way back to love and faith." (From )This novel wasn't as good as Jewel but it was well-written.

    5. i thoroughly enjoyed lott's book, jewel. this one was also a good read, but it did not grab me as i anticipated it would.

    6. I purchased this book because I really enjoyed Lott's book Jewel. This was a good story, but nowhere near as enjoyable as Jewel.

    7. Wrenching and well wrought novel about a marriage foundering after miscarriage, from point of view of the husband.

    8. I liked this book better than Jewel. I can't quite put my finger on it but it did read like a book written early in an author's career (perhaps because I knew it was).

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