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The Stonemason: A Play in Five Acts (Vintage International)

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From a writer hailed as an American original — and the author of the national bestsellers All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing — comes a taut, expansively imagined drama about four generations of an African American family.

The setting is Louisville, Kentucky, in the 1970s. The Telfairs are stonemasons and have been for generations. Ben Telfair has given up his education to apprentice himself to his grandfather, Papaw, a man who knows that "true masonry is not held together by cement but...by the warp of the world." Out of the love that binds these two men and the gulf that separates them from the Telfairs who have forsaken — or dishonored — the family trade, Cormac McCarthy has crafted a drama that bears all the hallmarks of his great fiction: precise observation of the physical world; language that has the bite of common speech and the force of Biblical prose; and a breathtaking command of the art of storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679762805
Author:
McCarthy, Cormac
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
McCarthy, Cormac
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Afro-american men
Subject:
Stone-masons
Subject:
Domestic drama.
Subject:
Louisville (Ky.) Drama.
Subject:
Fathers and sons -- Kentucky -- Louisville -- Drama.
Subject:
Louisville
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.03x5.29x.38 in. .32 lbs.

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