Franky Furbo by William Wharton – book cover, description, publication history. During WW II, a dying American soldier, William Wiley, and his German captor, Wilhelm Klug, are miraculously rescued by a fox endowed with extraordinary. Yes, Franky Furbo exists, and his identity finally is so triumphant that you are flooded, as if by a tepid New Age shower, with a Saturday Evening.

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I just love Wharton’s attitude about war. Franky Furbo is a modern fable with a remarkable twist, quite unlike anything Wharton wrote before or since. Unquestionably one of my favorite books, by one of my favorite authors; magic or crazy?

Obviously the plot is something completely fiction, the dialogue is cheesy, starting with “Catherine my dearest, I need you to believe in Umm one word ‘weird’!!!

Many of the protagonists of Wharton’s novels, despite having different names and backgrounds, have similar experiences, attitudes, and traits that lead one to presume that they are partly autobiographical[citation needed]. Iowill rated it it was amazing Jan 08, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Yes, Franky Furbo exists, and his identity finally is so triumphant that you are flooded, as if by a tepid New Age shower, with a Saturday Evening Post-ish tag as well: Some passages made me cringe but I’m not sure it’s only down to my own prejudices.

I really have no idea how to rate this book or even if I loved it or hated it.

Franky Furbo

This book was really weird, and had a lot of “plot twists”. Aug 13, Barbara rated it it was amazing. The imagination in this book is quite amazing. He served in France and Germany in World War II in the 87th Infantry Division, was a painter, spent part of his adult life living on a houseboat as an artist in France, raised several children not all of whom appreciated his philosophy of child-rearingis a reasonably skilled carpenter and handyman, and has suffered from profound gastrointestinal problems.


Rali rated it it was amazing Jan 16, It’s most certainly one of the furno unexpected stories I’ve ever read. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

This is a very interesting book He ended up being assigned to serve in the infantry and was severely wounded in the Battle of the Bulge.


After I read it I couldn’t sleep, I thought I saw some farnky in my room Before his death inWharton penned 8 further novels, and 3 memoirs.

Anna rated it liked it Mar 19, I found the dialogue hard to believe. Wharton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The award-winning author of Birdy, Dad, and Tidings offers readers a special gift in this story about a love that passes understanding.

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Feb 28, Jaxon Kramer rated it liked it. Tom Tanguay and my mother.

This book was weird. After the publication of Birdy and through the early s, Du Aime published eight novels, including Dad and Frankt Midnight Clear, both of which were also filmed, the former starring Jack Lemmon. It is hard to find, and took me several years to get a good copy, but I frqnky it in one night, and found myself enjoying it.

It’s not a huge book either. A Father’s True Story, in which he recounts the incidents leading up to the accident, his family’s subsequent grief, and the three years he devoted to pursuing redress in the Oregon court system for the field-burning that caused the accident.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. William Wharton 7 November – 29 Octoberthe pen name of the author Albert William Du Aime pronounced as doo-EMwas an American-born author best known for his first novel Birdy, which was also successful as a film. After his discharge, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles and received a undergraduate degree in art and a doctorate in psychology, later teaching art in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Be the first to discover new talent! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I loved the ending and felt it was really well done.

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Beata rated it liked it Aug 02, Fraanky Wharton is brilliant at writing beautiful stories disguised as the weirdest thing you will ever read. I’m not someone into war themes, especially reading them so the war flashback at the early part of the book was a bit hard for me to get through but before I knew it, I was so hooked into this book.

For William, the experience is indisputably true but when he discovers later that neither his wife nor children believe in Franky, he endures a crisis of faith and searches desperately for the truth.

Franky Furbo by William Wharton. I don’t feel badly about this book, I don’t think I’d be running to tell people to read it though. Dec 13, Bookowl rated it really liked it.