The Master Of Happy Endings

The Master Of Happy Endings

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Still mourning the death of his beloved wife, a 77-year-old retired teacher, now living alone on a small island off the coast of B.C. decides to put himself up for adoption. He advertises in the local newspaper and suggests a tutoring position for a young actor in exchange for his room and board. This leads to a whirlwind adventure in Malibu, Hollywood, and the world of film-making. The experience forces him to deal with the ghost of his aspiring actor-father and his first love, a successful film actress still living in L.A.
Publisher: Toronto : T. Allen Publishers, 2010.
ISBN: 9780887625237


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rowanquincy Dec 20, 2011

Last tenth was disappointing.

Jun 24, 2010

The Invention of the World is one of my favourite books - inventive and strange. Jack Hodgins' latest is a more standard, 'Canadian literary fiction' read - engaging, well-written, but not magical.

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