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ISBN-10: 087140379X

ISBN-13: 9780871403797

Edition: 2013

Authors: Allan Gurganus

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Offering his first book in a decade, Allan Gurganus returns us to Falls, North Carolina, mythic site of his immortal Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. With three linked, darkly funny novellas, Gurganus charts the old habits—adultery, obsession, incest—still at large in his New South, a Winesburg, Ohio with high-speed Internet. In “Fear Not,” a banker’s daughter seeks the child she forcibly relinquished at birth. In “Saints Have Mothers,” the disappearance of a high-school valedictorian shatters the town, creating a cult led by her stricken mother. In “Decoy,” the eroticized friendship between two married men is tested at last by a devastating flood. Gurganus finds new pathos in old…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 9/23/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

In 1966, as a conscientious objector faced with possible charges of draft evasion during the Vietnam War, Allan Gurganus found himself on a four-year tour as a message decoder on an aircraft carrier. While at sea, Gurganus, who had studied to be a painter, developed the idea for his first successful novel, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1989) after reading an article that described how Confederate veterans were granted pensions in the 1880s, making them prime marital candidates for much younger women. The novel features Lucy Marsden, a feisty ninety-nine-year-old North Carolina widow, and spans the 1850s to the 1980s. Gurganus's subsequent books include Blessed Assurance: A…