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Blood Of Paradise (Univ Pr Of Virginia)
     

Blood Of Paradise (Univ Pr Of Virginia)

by Stephen Goodwin, Richard Bausch (Preface by)
 

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Stephen Goodwin's second novel is an emblematic tale of the sixties, of a sophisticated couple going back to the land. The restlessness that compels Anna and Steadman to move from the city to a small mountain farm in Virginia is brought into high relief by the cycles of the natural world, and by the arrival of Anna's demonic twin sister. Goodwin's prose, by turns

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Stephen Goodwin's second novel is an emblematic tale of the sixties, of a sophisticated couple going back to the land. The restlessness that compels Anna and Steadman to move from the city to a small mountain farm in Virginia is brought into high relief by the cycles of the natural world, and by the arrival of Anna's demonic twin sister. Goodwin's prose, by turns stark and pastoral, outlines these struggles while leavening them with self-effacing humor and beauty. Peopled with hippies and mountain folk, artists and farmers both organic and traditional, not to mention an unforgettable child, The Blood of Paradise evokes an era through a sensitive and unstinting portrait of marriage.

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The Blood of Paradise is suffused with a radiance only rarely bestowed upon the incidents of ordinary life.

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ISBN-13:
9780813918778
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
Virginia Bookshelf Series
Edition description:
1ST UNIVER
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Blood of Paradise is suffused with a radiance only rarely bestowed upon the incidents of ordinary life.

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Stephen Goodwin's first novel was Kin. He is Professor of Creative Writing at George Mason University. His short fiction and criticism have appeared in Shenandoah, Sewanee Review, and The New Republic. Richard Bausch is the author of numerous books of fiction, most recently the novel, In the Night Season.

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