The Spectator Bird (Contemporary American Fiction)
Penguin (Non-Classics) / 1990-11-01出版

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent whose parents and only son are dead, and who feels that he has been a mere spectator through life. Than a postcard from a friend causes him to return to the journals of a trip he took to his mother's birthplace to search for his roots; memories of that journey reveal tha t he is not quite spectator enough. Winner of the National Book Award.