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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace


by John Knowles

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Knowles claimed to have based the character of Finny on a real-live guy he went to prep school with, named David Hackett, who, as far as we know, never had a broken leg.

"Can I jounce your limb?" is a well-known pick-up line for Exeter alums. Seriously, our friend's brother's lawyer's babysitter's nephew uses it all the time.

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