The stones of summer
|Format:||Print Book 2004|
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Originally published to glowing reviews in 1972, Dow Mossman's extraordinary debut is a sweeping coming-of-age tale that developed a passionate cult following. It recently inspired the award-winning documentary film Stone Reader, described by Peter Rainer of New Yorkmagazine as a marvelous literary thriller that gets at the way books can stay with people forever.Rendered with breathtaking artistry and emotional depth, The Stones of Summercaptures the beauty and pain of postwar America. Its vivid evocation of culture-void Iowa in the 50s and 60s reveals in layer after layer of richly observed detail the maturationthe very soulof an artist. Its rediscovery was the catalyst for one filmmaker to confront his faith in the power of great literature to endure, and it can now be embraced by readers everywhere.
ContentsA Stone of Day 1949-1950
Stones of Night 1956-1961
The Stones of Dust and Mexico 1967-1968.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Nineteen fifties -- Fiction.
Nineteen sixties -- Fiction.
Coming of age -- Fiction.
Iowa -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Woodstock, NY :Overlook Press,2004
x, 586 pages ; 21 cm