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Publisher Comments:

Joan Didion's electrifying first novel begins with a murder on the bank of the Sacramento River — a murder that is at once an act of vengeance and a blind attempt to shore up a disintegrating marriage. Out of that act, Didion constructs a tragic and beautifully nuanced work of fiction.

Review:

"There hasn't been another American writer of Joan Didion's quality since Nathanael West....[She has] a vision as bleak and precise as Eliot's." John Leonard, The New York Times

Review:

"A slant of vision that is arresting and unique....Didion might be an observer from another planet — one so edgy and alert that she ends up knowing more about our own world than we know ourselves." Anne Tyler, The New Republic

Synopsis:

Joan Didion's electrifying first novel is a haunting portrait of a marriage whose wrong turns and betrayals are at once absolutely idiosyncratic and a razor-sharp commentary on the history of California. Everett McClellan and his wife, Lily, are the great-grandchildren of pioneers, and what happens to them is a tragic epilogue to the pioneer experience, a story of murder and betrayal that only Didion could tell with such nuance, sympathy, and suspense.

About the Author

Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York. She is the author of five novels and six previous books of nonfiction: Political Fictions, After Henry, Miami, Salvador, The White Album, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679752509
Author:
Didion, Joan
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
92-4024B
Publication Date:
April 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.01x5.22x.66 in. .51 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679752509 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There hasn't been another American writer of Joan Didion's quality since Nathanael West....[She has] a vision as bleak and precise as Eliot's."
"Review" by , "A slant of vision that is arresting and unique....Didion might be an observer from another planet — one so edgy and alert that she ends up knowing more about our own world than we know ourselves."
"Synopsis" by , Joan Didion's electrifying first novel is a haunting portrait of a marriage whose wrong turns and betrayals are at once absolutely idiosyncratic and a razor-sharp commentary on the history of California. Everett McClellan and his wife, Lily, are the great-grandchildren of pioneers, and what happens to them is a tragic epilogue to the pioneer experience, a story of murder and betrayal that only Didion could tell with such nuance, sympathy, and suspense.
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