Author(s): Robinson, Marilynne,
Date of Publication: 02/02/2006,
Pagination: 288 pages,
Series: 20th Century Architects,
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd,
Published By: Little, Brown Book Group,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
In 1956, towards the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son:
'I told you last night that I might be gone sometime...
You reached up and put your fingers on my lips and gave me that look I never in my life saw on any other face besides your mother's. It's a kind of furious pride, very passionate and stern. I'm always a little surprised to find my eyebrows unsinged after I've suffered one of those looks.
I will miss them.'
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD.