The Body of a Young Man

The Body of a Young Man

by Mildred Walker
     
 

James Cutler, a high school physics teacher, is shattered by the suicide of his most promising student. Hoping to gain perspective and peace of mind, he travels with his wife, Phyllis, to Vermont to spend the summer at the farm of old friends, Josh and Lucy Blair. The Body of a Young Man is a deeply moving story of four people whose friendship asks moreSee more details below

Overview

James Cutler, a high school physics teacher, is shattered by the suicide of his most promising student. Hoping to gain perspective and peace of mind, he travels with his wife, Phyllis, to Vermont to spend the summer at the farm of old friends, Josh and Lucy Blair. The Body of a Young Man is a deeply moving story of four people whose friendship asks more than they can give and offers more than they can take. Only in observing another tragedy does James begin to see vulnerability as a virtue and ambiguity as a source of strength.

Editorial Reviews

Christian Science Monitor
“A thoughtful novel, tinged with irony.”—Christian Science Monitor
New Yorker
“The atmosphere is warm, tense, and sympathetic, and so is the writing.”—New Yorker
New York Times Book Revew
Walker "has commented on an important subject with sincerity."—New York Times Book Review
Booklist
“An understanding and interesting exploration of personalities and emotions.”—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803297876
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.45(d)

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