Welcome to the first post from Rosie’s Avid Readers. A new feature about Avid Readers, not part of the reviewing team, not authors, but people who love reading books and telling others about the ones they enjoyed. They are the people who say, “I’ve just read this really good book….”
Eddie’s Bastard spins the warm, endearing tale of William Amos Mann IV and of the inhabitants of his eponymous small upstate New York town, Mannville.
Related in flashback by the adult Billy, the story begins with him being deposited as an infant on the doorstep of his grandfather’s home in a simple wicker basket with a plain two-word message pinned to his shawl reading ‘Eddie’s Bastard’. Eddie had been killed in Vietnam three months earlier – his father, Thomas Mann Jnr, had given up on life, having lost his only son and, he thought, his only heir. But now…
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