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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... the cottage and who probably did not even know that the donors of the gumbo were not only neighbors but landlords too the dark - haired woman with queer hard yellow eyes in a face whose skin was drawn thin over prominent cheekbones ...
She came in an hour later , her yellow eyes like a cat's in the dark , not triumph or exultation but rather fierce affirmation , and with a new ten - dollar bill . “ He took them all , ” she said , she named a leading department store .
His eyes did not laugh , the assured , predatory eyes of the still successful prom leader . “ Not bad , ” he said , “ Do you— “ Thanks , ” Charlotte said . “ Will you have some cof” . fee ? " “ Thanks , I've had breakfast .
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - isisingonthecake - LibraryThing
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