So Long See You Tomorrow

Author: William Maxwell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307789877
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In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed. And the tenuous friendship between two lonely teenagers—one privileged yet neglected, the other a troubled farm boy—has been shattered.Fifty years later, one of those boys—now a grown man—tries to reconstruct the events that led up to the murder. In doing so, he is inevitably drawn back to his lost friend Cletus, who has the misfortune of being the son of Wilson's killer and who in the months before witnessed things that Maxwell's narrator can only guess at. Out of memory and imagination, the surmises of children and the destructive passions of their parents, Maxwell creates a luminous American classic of youth and loss. From the Trade Paperback edition.

So Long See You Tomorrow

Author: William Maxwell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099560666
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ANN PATCHETT In rural Illinois two tenant farmers share much, finally too much, until jealously leads to murder and suicide. A tenuous friendship between lonely teenagers - the narrator, whose mother has died young, and Cletus Smith, the troubled witness to his parent's misery - is shattered. Fifty years on, the narrator mourns words left unsaid, and attempts a reconstruction of those devastating events and the atonement of a lifetime's regret.

So Long See You Tomorrow

Author: William Maxwell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446418103
Format: PDF
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In rural Illinois two tenant farmers share much, finally too much, until jealously leads to murder and suicide. A tenuous friendship between lonely teenagers - the narrator, whose mother has died young, and Cletus Smith, the troubled witness to his parent's misery - is shattered. After the murder and upheavals that follow, the boys never speak again. Fifty years on, the narrator attempts a reconstruction of those devastating events and the atonement of a lifetime's regret.

The Folded Leaf

Author: William Maxwell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679772561
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Here is a classic novel from one of our most honored writers--the author of such acclaimed works as So Long, See You Tomorrow and All the Days and Nights". The Folded Leaf is the serenely observed yet deeply moving story of two boys finding one another in the Midwest of the 1920s, when childhood lasted longer than it does today and even adults were more innocent of what life could bring.

A William Maxwell Portrait

Author: Charles Baxter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393057713
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Writers whose lives and work were inspired by the late fiction editor at The New Yorker share intimate essays and other writings about his contributions as a mentor, an author, and a literary correspondent, in a collection that includes contributions by such figures as Alice Munroe, Anthony Hecht, and John Updike. 10,000 first printing.

Ancestors

Author: William Maxwell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030748145X
Format: PDF
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The National Book Award-winning author of So Long, See You Tomorrow offers an astonishing evocation of a vanished world, as he retraces, branch by branch, the history of his family, taking readers into the lives of settlers, itinerant preachers, and small businessmen, examining the way they saw their world and how they imagined the world to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

They Came Like Swallows

Author: William Maxwell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144643477X
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Elizabeth Morison is an ordinary woman. Yet to eight-year-old Bunny, his mother is the centre of his universe. To his older brother, Robert, she is someone he must protect against the dangers of the outside world. And to James Morison, his wife is the foundation on which his family rests and life without her is unimaginable. William Maxwell's unique and moving family portrait confirms his reputation as one of the twentieth century's finest novelists.

Conversations with William Maxwell

Author: William Maxwell
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617032549
Format: PDF
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Conversations with William Maxwell collects thirty-eight interviews, public speeches, and remarks that span five decades of the esteemed novelist and New Yorker editor's career. The interviews collectively address the entirety of Maxwell's literary work--with in-depth discussion of his short stories, essays, and novels including They Came Like Swallows, The Folded Leaf, and the American Book award-winning So Long, See You Tomorrow--as well as his forty-year tenure as a fiction editor working with such luminaries as John Updike, John Cheever, Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, and J.D. Salinger. Maxwell's words spoken before a crowd, some previously unpublished, pay moving tribute to literary friends and mentors, and offer reflections on the artistic life, the process of writing, and his Midwestern heritage. All retain the reserved poignancy of his fiction. The volume publishes for the first time the full transcript of Maxwell's extensive interviews with his biographer and, in an introduction, correspondence with writers including Updike and Saul Bellow, which enlivens the stories behind his interviews and appearances.

See You Tomorrow

Author: Tore Renberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781910050583
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Pal has a shameful secret that has dragged him into huge debt, much bigger than he can ever hope to repay on his modest civil servant salary. He desperately doesn't want anybody to find out - especially not his teenage daughters or his ex-wife. It is time to get creative. Sixteen-year-old Sandra also has a secret. She is in love with the impossibly charming delinquent Daniel William, a love so strong and pure that nothing can come in its way. Not her concerned parents, not Jesus, and certainly not some other girl. Cecilie carries the biggest secret of them all, a baby growing inside her.

Later novels and stories

Author: William Maxwell
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A centennial collection of the later works of the twentieth-century novelist reflects his shifted focus to portrayals of small-town family life and includes the complete texts of The Chteau, Billie Dyer, and So Long, See You Tomorrow. 10,000 first printing.