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A SUMMONS TO MEMPHIS.

Taylor, Peter.

ISBN 10: 0394410629 / ISBN 13: 9780394410623
Published by KNOPF., NY, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in a close to fine dj. (Hint of shelfwear at base of spine on dj.) Pulitzer Prize winner. (B). Bookseller Inventory # 28762

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Title: A SUMMONS TO MEMPHIS.

Publisher: KNOPF., NY

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Philip has a new life in New York but is returned to the petty meddling of his family when his two spinster sisters call upon him to help them ruin their eighty-one-year-old father's wedding plans

Review:

Peter Taylor is well-known as a masterful writer of short stories set in the old South; not the well-explored South of explosive passions, but an urban world of faded gentility and empty custom. In his almost Jamesian evocations of the mannered upper classes in his native Tennessee, he neither romanticizes nor reviles, but meticulously observes, revealing the patterns of social behavior that leave the individual at the mercy of a relentless past. In this, only the second novel of his long career and the winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Taylor weaves a rich social web in telling the story of one family's stark social decline, symbolized by a move from Nashville to Memphis, and of the consequences through the years and down the generations.

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