Book :: The Adventures of Augie March

The Adventures of Augie March
By: Saul Bellow
Pages: 586
Published: 1953
Genre(s): American
Historical Fiction
Adventure
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1976)
National Book Award (1954)
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Augie March is a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Great Depression. A 'born recruit', he latches on to a wild succession of occupations, then proudly rejects each one as too limiting. Not until he tangles with the glamorous Thea, a huntress with a trained eagle, is his independence seriously threatened. He goes on to recruit himself to even more outlandish projects, but always ducks out...

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slow start and then it grabs you and doesn't let go!

Nov 22nd, 2017

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