The Wintering

The Wintering

by Joan Williams
     
 

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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.…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807122273
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Series:
Voices of the South Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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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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