Gilead-9781844081486

Gilead

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Author(s): Robinson, Marilynne,
Binding: Paperback,
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)
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781844081486
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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.