The Ha-ha

The Ha-ha

A Novel

Book - 2005
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It's been 30 years since a Vietnam War injury left Howard Kapostash unable to speak, read or write. Since then he has only been able to communicate with sounds and gestures - a condition that makes him appear slow and disturbed. but inside his head Howie is the same man he was before the war - longing for his sweetheart Sylvia, mourning his parents and his chance at a family. However, his solitude is cut short when Sylvia goes into rehab and leaves her nine year old son, Ryan, in the care of Howard. What ensues is an engaging tale of triumph and heartbreak.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316156103
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 25 cm.


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StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With a Book Comment:"May be my favourite blind date so far. Interesting Characters and circumstances."

bbonier Jan 19, 2013

One of my favorite books! The trials and tribulations of Howard Kapostash, who is left unable to speak after he is wounded in Vietnam and sustains a serious brain injury, along with other physical injuries. Years later, he takes care of the 9 year old son of an old girlfriend while she is in rehab and finds new meaning to his dull existence.

Jul 05, 2011

A good read, an interesting perspective. Some of the characters drove me to distraction, so that was a good thing - meaning I was engaged in the read. I will look for more by this author.

thehammer Jun 19, 2011

Great book. Recommended


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