Posted on November 19 2010
Edgar Allen Beem reviews the once-undiscovered novel that went on to win 2010’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction and talks about the author’s connection with fly fishing and the Maine outdoors. “Harding, who now lives in Georgetown, Massachusetts, apprenticed for a time as a clock repairman with his grandfather and also comes to Maine regularly to fly-fish, so the delirious, disjointed narrative of Tinkers is punctuated both by a fictional eighteenth-century treatise on horology and by Thoreauvian evocations of the natural world surrounding his fictional West Cove, Maine, modeled on the Greenville and Moosehead Lake region.” On DownEast.com.
Publisher’s weekly calls it “gorgeous example of novelistic craftsmanship.”
Tinkers on Amazon.