In this collection of short fiction, one of the heralded masters of the form examines the lives of men and women in the 1930s and '40s South—a region and a time he knew well. Living in a well-ordered world that's beginning to lose its equilibrium, Taylor's fascinating characters struggle to come to terms with the constricting circumstances into which they were born. Delicately interweaving the joys and pains of these families, Peter Taylor goes beyond regionalism to the simple truths recognizable to people everywhere.
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Peter Taylor, the author of eight story collections, including The Old Forest and Other Stories (Picador) and three novels, including, A Summons to Memphis, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and A Woman of Means (Picador), died in 1994. A Tennessee native, he had lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, poet Eleanor Ross Taylor.
"One of the major works of our literature."—Joyce Carol Oates
"He come as close as an American writer can to rivaling Chekhov."—The New York Times
"[Taylor] writes prose as clear as a fine pane of glass."—Time
"[Taylor] has achieved utter mastery in short fiction."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World
"No one writing in English can do more with a short story."—Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek
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