So Long, See You Tomorrow

by William Maxwell

So Long, See You Tomorrow

Paperback, 135 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $13 | purchase


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Haunted by a memory of human failure, an aging man recalls his friendship, as a boy, with a tenant farmer's son and forces himself and others to recall the causes of a bloody murder and its consequences. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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Devil In The Details: 3 Artful Tales Of Murder

Whether or not murder can ever be "the perfect crime," William Maxwell's So Long, See You Tomorrow is an unassailable perfection of prose, one which forever gives the lie to the notion that editors edit because they can't write. The late, beloved fiction editor for The New Yorker, Maxwell somehow found the time to pen this lean masterwork about fallible memory and fleeting chances. The novel twines stories of rural infidelity, desperate vengeance, and the

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