The Wild Palms

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In New Orleans in 1937, a man and woman embark on a headlong flight into the wilderness of illicit passion. The woman fleeing her husband and the temptations of respectability.

ISBN: 9780099282921 Author: Tester, Faulkner Publisher: Vintage Classics Publication Date: 5th October 2000 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.52 (edition:21) Pages: 287 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

‘Between grief and nothing I will take grief’

In New Orleans in 1937, a man and woman embark on a headlong flight into the wilderness of illicit passion, fleeing her husband and the temptations of respectability. In Mississippi ten years earlier, a convict sets forth across a flooded river, risking his one chance at freedom to rescue a pregnant woman. From these separate stories Faulkner composes a symphony of deliverance and damnation, survival and self-sacrifice, a novel in which elemental danger is juxtaposed with fatal injuries of the spirit.

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