So long, see you tomorrow / William Maxwell.
|Authors:||Maxwell, William, 1908-2000.|
|Call number:||FIC MAX|
|Publisher:||New York : Vintage Books, 1996.|
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Illinois -- Fiction.
|Title:||So long, see you tomorrow / William Maxwell.|
|Edition:||1st Vintage International ed.|
|Physical description:||135 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Summary note:||[In this book, the author] explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed. And the tenuous friendship between two lonely teenagers - one privileged yet neglected, the other a troubled farm boy - has been shattered. Fifty years later, one of those boys - now a grown man - tries to reconstruct the events that led up to the murder. In doing so, he is inevitably drawn back to his lost friend Cletus, who had the misfortune of being the son of Wilson's killer and who in the months before witnessed things that Maxwell's narrator can only guess at. Out of memory and imagination, the surmises of children and the destructive passions of their parents, [the author] creates a [story] of youth and loss.-Back cover.|
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