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So Long, See You Tomorrow

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Publisher Comments:

On an Illinois farm in the 1920s, a man is murdered, and in the same moment the tenous friendship between two lonely boys comes to an end. In telling their interconnected stories, American Book Award winner William delivers a masterfully restrained and magically evocative meditation on the past.

Review:

"A small, perfect novel." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Maxwell's career also encompasses four decades as fiction editor of The New Yorker, and questions about the authors with whom he worked, such as John Cheever and J.D. Salinger, are met with the same directness and lucidity that characterize his prose." Library Journal

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Synopsis:

In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed. And the tenuous friendship between two lonely teenagers—one privileged yet neglected, the other a troubled farm boy—has been shattered.Fifty years later, one of those boys—now a grown man—tries to reconstruct the events that led up to the murder. In doing so, he is inevitably drawn back to his lost friend Cletus, who has the misfortune of being the son of Wilson's killer and who in the months before witnessed things that Maxwell's narrator can only guess at. Out of memory and imagination, the surmises of children and the destructive passions of their parents, Maxwell creates a luminous American classic of youth and loss.

About the Author

Maxwell is a research fellow at the Financial Markets Research Institute.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679767206
Author:
Maxwell, William
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Maxwell, William F.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Murder -- Illinois -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;murder;novel;illinois;usa;american;childhood;adultery;america;literature;contemporary fiction;1920s;1980s;american literature;american fiction;20th century;loss;national book award
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
0-95-67
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.00x5.15x.44 in. .37 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679767206 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A small, perfect novel."
"Review" by , "Maxwell's career also encompasses four decades as fiction editor of The New Yorker, and questions about the authors with whom he worked, such as John Cheever and J.D. Salinger, are met with the same directness and lucidity that characterize his prose."
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed. And the tenuous friendship between two lonely teenagers—one privileged yet neglected, the other a troubled farm boy—has been shattered.Fifty years later, one of those boys—now a grown man—tries to reconstruct the events that led up to the murder. In doing so, he is inevitably drawn back to his lost friend Cletus, who has the misfortune of being the son of Wilson's killer and who in the months before witnessed things that Maxwell's narrator can only guess at. Out of memory and imagination, the surmises of children and the destructive passions of their parents, Maxwell creates a luminous American classic of youth and loss.
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