9780385720106

A Map of the World

ISBN 10: 0385720106 / 0-385-72010-6
ISBN 13: 9780385720106
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

While under the care of Alice Goodwin, a neighbor's child drowns in the Goodwins' pond, a devastating accident that has profound repercussions for the entire Goodwin family, in a story set in a small Midwestern farm town.


Review:

"Brilliant, unforgettable story about friendship, loyalty, guilt, and forgiveness--and the vicious power of the mob to destroy innocent lives."

Good Book Guide, 02/1996

Review:

"Like Sue Miller's GOOD MOTHER and Rosellen Brown's BEFORE AND AFTER, this new novel by Jane Hamilton aspires to combine a melodramatic soap-opera plot with highly tuned literary writing, the pacing of a thriller with the psychological detail of a Bildungsroman....[t]he results are something of a mixed bag: bizarrely clumsy and contrived scenes combined with highly moving moments of exceptional emotional clarity, and a motley cast of characters, ranging from the stereotyped to the dexterously well drawn....[The] difficulties are, to some degree, offset by the strengths of Ms. Hamilton's writing: her eye for the emotional detail, her expert manipulation of point of view, her ability to show us Alice's fears and delusions, her need for penance and her yearning for redemption. The reader only hopes that Ms. Hamilton's next book will better showcase her considerable gifts."

Michiko Kakutani, New York Times, 06/28/1994

 

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