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Publisher Comments:

The hero of this one-of-a-kind novel is Russel Darlington, a born naturalist and an unlikely romantic hero. We meet him in the year 1895—a seven-year-old boy first glimpsed chasing a frog through an Indiana swamp. And we follow this idealistic, appealing man for nearly forty years: into college and over the Rockies in pursuit of a new species of butterfly; through a clumsy courtship and into a struggling marriage; across the Pacific, where on a tiny, rainy island he suffers a nightmarish accident; through the deaths of friends and family and into a seemingly hopeless passion for an unapproachable young woman.

Darlington’s Fall is ultimately a love story. It is written in verse that—vivid, accessible, and lush—imparts an intensity to the story and its luminous gallery of characters: Russel’s rich, taciturn, up-right, guilt-driven father; Miss Kraus, his formidable housekeeper; Ernst Schrock, his maddening, gluttonous mentor; and Pauline Beaudette, the beautiful, ill-starred girl who becomes his wife. Leithauser’s embracingly compassionate outlook invites us into their world—into a past so sharply realized it feels like the present.

In Darlington’s Fall, Brad Leithauser offers an ingeniously plotted story and the virtues long associated with his elegant stanzas: wit, music, and a keen eye for the natural world. His independent careers as novelist and poet come together brilliantly here, producing something rare and wonderful in the landscape of contemporary American writing: a book that bends borders, a happy marriage of poetry and fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375411489
Author:
Leithauser, Brad
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Butterflies
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Entomologists
Subject:
Nature stories
Subject:
Novels in verse
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
MCR 31F
Publication Date:
2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
311 p.
Dimensions:
8.68x6.24x1.17 in. 1.25 lbs.

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