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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sometimes began when the store closed in the afternoon and that of the other employees ceased . So Wilbourne and sometimes McCord would wait for her in a bar just around the corner , where they would eat an early dinner .
They paused ; they watched her once more as the crayon moved , and now , at the rear of the throng waiting outside the closed window Wilbourne saw his own face emerge from beneath the flying chalk ; anyone would have recognised him ...
“ This case is closed , ” he said . “ But if you still wish to make a statement , you may do so . ” Now there was no sound at all , not even that of breathing that Wilbourne could hear save his own and that of the young lawyer beside ...
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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