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The Blood of Paradise (Virginia Bookshelf)

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Book News Annotation:

This, Goodwin's (creative writing, George Mason U.) second novel, was originally published by E.P. Dutton in 1979. It tells of a sophisticated couple who moves from the city to small mountain farm in Virginia, and is joined by her demonic twin sister. Hippies, mountain folk, artists, farmers, and an unforgettable child make appearances.
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Synopsis:

Stephen Goodwin's second novel is an emblematic tale of thesixties, of a sophisticated couple going back to the land. The restlessness thatcompels Anna and Steadman to move from the city to a small mountain farm in Virginiais brought into high relief by the cycles of the natural world, and by the arrivalof Anna's demonic twin sister. Goodwin's prose, by turns stark and pastoral, outlines these struggles while leavening them with self-effacing humor and beauty.Peopled with hippies and mountain folk, artists and farmers both organic andtraditional, not to mention an unforgettable child, The Blood of Paradise evokes anera through a sensitive and unstinting portrait of marriage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813918778
Author:
Goodwin, Stephen
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Preface by:
Bausch, Richard
Preface:
Bausch, Richard
Author:
Bausch, Richard
Location:
Charlottesville :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Urban-rural migration
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Univ PR of Virg
Series:
Virginia Bookshelf
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
242
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.59 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Stephen Goodwin's second novel is an emblematic tale of thesixties, of a sophisticated couple going back to the land. The restlessness thatcompels Anna and Steadman to move from the city to a small mountain farm in Virginiais brought into high relief by the cycles of the natural world, and by the arrivalof Anna's demonic twin sister. Goodwin's prose, by turns stark and pastoral, outlines these struggles while leavening them with self-effacing humor and beauty.Peopled with hippies and mountain folk, artists and farmers both organic andtraditional, not to mention an unforgettable child, The Blood of Paradise evokes anera through a sensitive and unstinting portrait of marriage.
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