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Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. Hands-off, he hides his serious wooing, and idly shows her his poems.

In spare, elegant prose, Dillard traces the Maytrees' decades of loving and longing. They live cheaply among the nonconformist artists and writers that the bare tip of Cape Cod attracts. Lou takes up painting. When their son Petie appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. But years later it is Deary who causes the town to talk.

In this moving novel, Dillard intimately depicts nature's vastness and nearness. She presents willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love. Warm and hopeful, The Maytrees is the surprising capstone of Annie Dillard's original body of work.

About the Author

Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061285301
Publisher:
HarperLuxe
Subject:
General
Author:
Dillard, Annie
Author:
by Annie Dillard
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Large Print
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Distribution
Publication Date:
20070703
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.64 in 11.12 oz

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Fiction and Poetry

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