The Wintering

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Joan Williams' third novel, a roman a clef of her relationship with William Faulkner, is the poignant and unusual story of the love between a world-famous writer and a young woman who comes to pay homage to him. Looking to novelist Jeffrey Almoner for advice and inspiration, inexperienced, naive Amy Howard writes him a letter full of all the pain and joy of her youth. The jaded author is moved to respond, and soon the two are meeting clandestinely, in bus stations and off Mississippi back roads, drawn into an ...
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Joan Williams' third novel, a roman a clef of her relationship with William Faulkner, is the poignant and unusual story of the love between a world-famous writer and a young woman who comes to pay homage to him. Looking to novelist Jeffrey Almoner for advice and inspiration, inexperienced, naive Amy Howard writes him a letter full of all the pain and joy of her youth. The jaded author is moved to respond, and soon the two are meeting clandestinely, in bus stations and off Mississippi back roads, drawn into an affair complicated by her keen awareness of the great difference in their ages and by his marriage.
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Evocative, moving, exploratory and elegiac by turns.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780151252251
  • Publisher: Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/1/1971
  • Edition description: 1st ed.
  • Pages: 369

Meet the Author

Joan Williams is the author of five novels, including The Morning and the Evening, which won the John P. Marquand First Novel Award, and a collection of short stories. She is the recipient of a grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

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