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From the grand master of the American short story, these fourteen tales of domestic life in the South during the thirties and forties explore that extraordinary world of manners, expectations and unspoken understanding. The reader is drawn as if by magnetic force into a world rendered in breathtaking, painterly detail. These stories are marvelous entertainments, rich with amusement, yet Taylor renders his characters truly and understands them in a profoundly meaningful way.

Synopsis:

From The Grand Master Of The American short story, these fourteen tales of domestic life in the South during the thirties and forties explore that extraordinary world of manners, expectations, and unspoken understandings. The reader is drawn as if by magnetic force into a world rendered in breathtaking, painterly detail.

About the Author

Peter Taylor, the author of eight story collections and three novels including A Summons to Memphis, which won the Pulitzer Prize, In the Tennessee Country, and A Woman of Means,died in 1994. A Tennessee native, he had lived for years in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, poet Eleanor Ross Taylor.

Table of Contents

The Gift of the Prodigal

The Old Forest

Promise of Rain

Bad Dreams

A Friend and Protector

A Walled Garden

Allegiance

The Little Cousins

A Long Fourth

Rain in the Heart

Porte Cochere

The Scoutmaster

Two Ladies in Retirement

The Death of a Kinsman

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312146955
Author:
Taylor, Peter
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
19960815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.22x5.50x1.01 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From The Grand Master Of The American short story, these fourteen tales of domestic life in the South during the thirties and forties explore that extraordinary world of manners, expectations, and unspoken understandings. The reader is drawn as if by magnetic force into a world rendered in breathtaking, painterly detail.
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