The Wild Palms
Vintage Books, 1964 - 339 pàgines
'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.-Publisher's description.
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They were in Evanston now ; they had stopped at a drug store and they had a flashlight now , the cab crawling along a suburban and opulent curb while Charlotte , leaning across McCord , played the flashlight upon the passing midnight ...
“ Sure , ” McCord said . “ Let's eat . ” They unloaded the car and carried the things in and started a fire in the stove , then while Charlotte cooked breakfast Wilbourne and McCord carried the bottle down to the water and squatted .
She came and put her arms around McCord , her face raised . " Good night , Mac . ” Then McCord moved and kissed her . She stepped back , turning ; they watched her enter the vestibule and vanish . Then Wil . bourne also knew that McCord ...
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My mother asked me what I thought of it, and mentioned that she thought it sounded kind of "steamy" from the GoodReads summary, so this started out as a comment on her comment and then turned into a ... Llegeix la ressenya completa
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A couple meet, she is married with children , he is a poor naive medical student. They fall in love and run away. She is an artist. He wants to keep their love pure, above middle class conventions ... Llegeix la ressenya completa