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This is an auction for AN UNFINISHED SEASON by Ward Just.

“Just is a quintessential American writer whose penetrating yet elegant and atmospheric novels seek to decode watershed historic moments. In the prizewinning A DANGEROUS FRIEND (1999), he dramatizes the Vietnam War. Here he cycles back to the Korean War, McCarthyism, and the shift from family businesses to faceless corporations and captures the era's essence in a tight time frame: the nineteenth summer of Wilson Ravan, the only child of an increasingly anachronistic printing-plant owner. Wilson is eager to leave the uneasy enchantment of his parents' house on the edge of Chicago's affluent North Shore, but in the meantime he is learning about the wider world by working at a sleazy Chicago newspaper and by becoming involved with a thorny young woman whose famous psychiatrist father is burdened by horrific war memories. In a Fitzgerald-like take on one young man's abrupt awakening to the complexity and injustice of existence, Just masterfully evokes the bittersweet beauty of city and suburb, the immensity of solitude, the fortitude life requires, and death's ever-present shadow. And while his watchful hero thinks about how too much can be made of something, and too little, Just gets it exactly right.”
- a *** starred *** review in Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 2004.

251 pages.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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