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A WORLD MADE OF FIRE.

Childress, Mark.

ISBN 10: 0394536347 / ISBN 13: 9780394536347
Published by KNOPF., NY, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: A WORLD MADE OF FIRE.

Publisher: KNOPF., NY

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Set in Alabama at the turn of the century, this novel tells the story of Callie Bates, her oft estranged preacher-husband, and her adoring children, one of which is believed to possess magical powers

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"The ambivalence of fire--as evocation of glowing love and furious destruction--permeates this stunning first novel by Mark Childress, a young Southern writer who gives fresh expression to his region's literary preoccupations. A World Made of Fire is set in rural Alabama in the decades before World War I . . . Childress has created a wholly believable world. The landscapes are forceful and the characters deeply felt. . . . A World Made of Fire probes varieties of tenderness and love, principally from the viewpoint of [a] young girl, Estelle Bates, whose literary forebears include Lena Grove in Faulkner's Light in August. . . .Childress dramatically traces her course, keeping the violent and the tender elements in a tense, remarkably effective balance. . . . Reading it is rather like staring for a good long while into the coals of a fire; in that concentration of energy, many things can be learned."
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