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Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
New York : Atheneum, 1986
IL 5-8
ISBN 0689312040
Life seems pretty normal for Nick Karpinsky.  He lives in an apartment with his mother and father.  His father, Jacob, starts to stay home from his job at the post office more and more.  He has always had trouble keeping jobs but Nick's mother made excuses and said that it was for the best.  There was always a new job.  Jacob begins to act stranger and stranger.  Nick and his mother come to realize that there is something seriously wrong here.  Jacob is mentally ill and they need to get help for him.  When Jacob buys a rifle and seems convinced that he is being pursued, things go from bad to worse.  Find out what happens in THE KEEPER.
SUBJECTS:     Mentally ill--Fiction.


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