CHARLEY BLAND.

Settle, Mary Lee

ISBN 10: 0374120781 / ISBN 13: 9780374120788
Published by New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1989.) dj
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A short, but powerful novel of a man unable to love, and unable to leave his mother's house - an indictment of the damage done to their children by upper class Southern families. SIGNED by the author on the half title page - signed copies of the trade edition are rather uncommon. 207 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 38493

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Title: CHARLEY BLAND.

Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1989.) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this narrative of doomed love, Mary Lee Settle tells of a triangular affair set in the small town of Canona, West Virginia, revealing the mores of Canona's closed, upper-class society and of its less prosperous underculture.

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In this moving and brilliant narrative of doomed love, Mary Lee Settle tells a triangular affair set in the small town of Canona, West Virginia. The novel's narrator, a thirty-five-year-old widow and writer, returns from a self-imposed European exile to find her hometown much as she left it decades ago. One thing does change upon her arrival, however; she takes Charley Bland, Canona's most eligible bachelor and the object of her schoolgirl crush, as her lover. The third person in the profane trinity is Charley's doting mother, a woman who believes no female worthy of her son. Mrs. Bland serves to fuel the creativity of the lovers as they arrange clandestine meetings. With trademark skill and wit, Settle spins a bittersweet story in which she reveals the mores of Canona's closed, upper-class society and of its less prosperous underculture. She artfully employs a mixture of humor, compassion, satire, and irony to perform a dissection of family existence at its most corrosive.

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