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Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction)

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ISBN13: 9780785798477
ISBN10: 0785798471
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Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel--the magnificent story of four generations in the life of an American family. A wheelchair-bound retired historian embarks on a monumental quest: to come to know his grandparents, now long dead. The unfolding drama of the story of the American West sets the tone for Stegner's masterpiece.

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"Cause for celebration....A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richenss of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction." The Atlantic Monthly

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"A fine novel, engrossing and mature...for when all is said individual lives are very much like bits of detritus, rolling down from the high places of stress and emotion until they reach that place where the tumpling and falling stops and they find their angle of repose. To chronicle this movement as well as this novel does is high art — and first-rate writing." San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

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Daniel Nye, August 24, 2007 (view all comments by Daniel Nye)
Angle of Repose, like many of Stegner's novels, is a perfect gift. This one is ideal for lovers, long-married couples, and anyone who seeks unvarnished, insightful truth about human relations (and a good Western mining yarn to boot). The parallel stories of the narrator's and Susan's relationships tell how loving, but careless, couples reduce to rubble their relationships and each other, leaving shards and grit in the eponymous heap, for life's hard times to erode finally to dust. Stegner's tale will ring true, and serve as a caution to, those who love fervently, but recklessly, and hazard unbearable loss.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780785798477
Author:
Stegner, Wallace Earle
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Author:
Stegner, Wallace
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Classics
Edition Description:
Turtleback Scho
Series:
Contemporary American Fiction
Publication Date:
May 1992
Binding:
Prebound
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.30x5.76x1.28 in. 1.22 lbs.

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Product details 576 pages Sagebrush Education Resources - English 9780785798477 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Cause for celebration....A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richenss of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction."
"Review" by , "A fine novel, engrossing and mature...for when all is said individual lives are very much like bits of detritus, rolling down from the high places of stress and emotion until they reach that place where the tumpling and falling stops and they find their angle of repose. To chronicle this movement as well as this novel does is high art — and first-rate writing."
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