The Wintering

The Wintering

by Joan Williams
     
 

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Joan Williams' third novel, a roman a clef about her relationship with William Faulkner, is the poignant and unusual tale of the love between a world-famous writer and a young girl who comes to pay homage to him. THE WINTERING traces the arc of a love affair from its tentative beginnings to its inevitable, painful end with a grace and honesty that could only be

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Joan Williams' third novel, a roman a clef about her relationship with William Faulkner, is the poignant and unusual tale of the love between a world-famous writer and a young girl who comes to pay homage to him. THE WINTERING traces the arc of a love affair from its tentative beginnings to its inevitable, painful end with a grace and honesty that could only be delivered by one who has lived the story. 384 pp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151252251
Publisher:
Harcourt
Publication date:
04/01/1971
Edition description:
1st ed.
Pages:
369

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Joseph Blotner
Evocative, moving, exploratory and elegiac by turns.

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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