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Completed while he was dying, William Goyen's Arcadio is one of the most affecting and imaginative farewells to life ever written. Arcadio, whose voice is inimitably Goyenesque, is a creature from beyond the normal walks of life. Half man, half woman, raised in a whorehouse and for years the veteran exhibitionist in an itinerant circus sideshow, he has escaped from the show and has been wandering in a quest for his lost family. Speaking intimately to the reader, he tells the bizarre and fantastic tale of his life. This unforgettable novel is the crown of Goyen's exploration of the forms and feelings that could be compassed within fiction.

Synopsis:

Completed while he was dying, William Goyen's Arcadio is one of the most affecting and imaginative farewells to life ever written. Arcadio is a half man, half woman raised in a whorehouse and for years the veteran exhibitionist in an itinerant circus sideshow. After he escapes he searches for his lost family, and during the journey tells the fantastic story of his life.

About the Author

Charles William Goyen (April 24, 1915 - August 30, 1983) was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, editor, and teacher. Born in a small town in East Texas, these roots would influence his work for his entire life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810150065
Author:
Goyen, William
Publisher:
Triquarterly Books
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Hermaphroditism
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Family -- Fiction.
Subject:
Circus performers.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
10546
Publication Date:
19940731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
147
Dimensions:
9 x 5.75 in

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Completed while he was dying, William Goyen's Arcadio is one of the most affecting and imaginative farewells to life ever written. Arcadio is a half man, half woman raised in a whorehouse and for years the veteran exhibitionist in an itinerant circus sideshow. After he escapes he searches for his lost family, and during the journey tells the fantastic story of his life.

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