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Publisher Comments:

From the author of the acclaimed story collection Same Place, Same Things comes a novel filled with a rare and affecting sense of tradition and possibility. Paul Thibodeaux is a handsome young man married to Colette, the most beautiful woman in the small Louisiana town where they grew up. For Paul, life is complete: a wife he loves, machines to repair, and a lively local dance hall. But Colette wants more, and when she sets off for California in search of a better life, Paul follows her there and back, waiting to see if she'll change her mind about him and their life together.


How they come to realize the importance of their home and their marriage makes for a novel that is at once an adventure, a love story, and a moving portrait of a place and a culture rarely explored in contemporary fiction. Tim Gautreaux writes with wit, compassion, and a sharp eye for the details that make us who we are, wherever we are.

Synopsis:

Paul and Colette are star-crossed and fractious lovers struggling to make it in rural south Louisiana. When Colette, fed up with Paul's indiscretions, heads for Los Angeles, Paul attempts to draw his beautiful young wife back home to the Cajun bayou.

Synopsis:

Bringing the same light and gentle understanding that he did to the story collection Same Place, Same Things, author Tim Gautreaux tells the tale of Paul and Colette, star-crossed and factious lovers struggling to make it in rural south Louisiana. When Colette, fed up with small town life, perceives yet another indiscretion by the fun-loving Paul, she heads for Los Angeles, with big dreams and Paul in tow. Paul's attempts to draw his beautiful young wife back home to the Cajun bayou, and back to his heart, make up a tale filled with warmth, devotion and majestically constructed scenes of Southern life.

About the Author

Tim Gautreaux teaches English at Southeastern Louisiana University. His work has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, GQ, Story, Best American Short Stories, and New Stories from the South. He is the author of the story collection Same Place, Same Things.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312199364
Author:
Gautreaux, Tim
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Author:
Gautreaux
Author:
Tim
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Runaway wives
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Runaway wives -- California -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
California Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1st Picador USA pbk. ed.
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.785 in

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"Synopsis" by , Paul and Colette are star-crossed and fractious lovers struggling to make it in rural south Louisiana. When Colette, fed up with Paul's indiscretions, heads for Los Angeles, Paul attempts to draw his beautiful young wife back home to the Cajun bayou.
"Synopsis" by ,
Bringing the same light and gentle understanding that he did to the story collection Same Place, Same Things, author Tim Gautreaux tells the tale of Paul and Colette, star-crossed and factious lovers struggling to make it in rural south Louisiana. When Colette, fed up with small town life, perceives yet another indiscretion by the fun-loving Paul, she heads for Los Angeles, with big dreams and Paul in tow. Paul's attempts to draw his beautiful young wife back home to the Cajun bayou, and back to his heart, make up a tale filled with warmth, devotion and majestically constructed scenes of Southern life.

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