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In the Tennessee Country

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Publisher Comments:

In 1916, a young boy, Nathan Longfort, is on the funeral train bearing the body of his grandfather, the Senator, from Washington, D.C., to Knoxville, Tennessee. The memory of this journey will haunt him for the rest of his life. On this trip, he meets the enigmatic Cousin Aubrey, a man of "irregular kinship," the black sheep of the Longfort clan. As the years pass, and Aubrey disappears into the world, Nathan begins to compulsively collect rumors about his faraway life—as Nathan's mother's first true love, a charmer of European society, a Don Juan, a worldly success—and sees it in stinging contrast to his own unfulfilled dreams of becoming an artist. Much later in life, the two men—now old—will meet again.

Synopsis:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and master storyteller offers his first novel in eight years--a subtle, evocative story about a Tennessean's obsession to recover a vanished cousin and to understand his disappearance. Based on a short story from Taylor's recently published collection, this is a deeply probing tale that mysteriously illuminates the crossroads in life and paths chosen.

About the Author

Peter Taylor, the author of eight story collections, including The Old Forest and Other Stories (Picador) and three novels, including A Summons to Memphis, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and A Woman of Means (Picador), died in 1994. A Tennessee native, he had lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, poet Eleanor Ross Taylor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312135218
Author:
Taylor, Peter
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Tennessee
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Tennessee Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
160-93
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.536 in

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"Synopsis" by , A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and master storyteller offers his first novel in eight years--a subtle, evocative story about a Tennessean's obsession to recover a vanished cousin and to understand his disappearance. Based on a short story from Taylor's recently published collection, this is a deeply probing tale that mysteriously illuminates the crossroads in life and paths chosen.
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