Raise High The Roof

Salinger, J

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Two long short stories first published in the New Yorker in the 1950s, ‘Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters’ and ‘Seymour, An Introduction’ are each narrated by writer Buddy Glass, a character often said to be a portrait of the author himself.

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A haunting portrait of family tragedy from the acclaimed author of The Catcher in the Rye

‘He was a great many things to a great many people while he lived, and virtually all things to his brothers and sisters in our somewhat outsized family. Surely he was all real things to us: our blue-striped unicorn, our double-lensed burning glass, our consultant genius, our portable conscience, our supercargo, and our one full poet…’

These two novellas, set seventeen years apart, are both concerned with Seymour Glass – the eldest son of J. D. Salinger’s fictional Glass family – as recalled by his closest brother, Buddy.

‘The Glasses are one of the liveliest, funniest, most fully-realized families in all fiction’ The New York Times

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Weight 117 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 9 mm
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Paperback

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English

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813.54 (edition:22)

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General – Trade / Code: K