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The Night Bird Cantata

Rawley, Donald

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ISBN 10: 0380795841 / ISBN 13: 9780380795840
Verlag: Harper Perennial, 1999
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Titel: The Night Bird Cantata

Verlag: Harper Perennial

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Paperback


Auflage: 1st Edition

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Donald Rawley's remarkable writing has already graced the pages of The New Yorker, Harper's, and numerous other literary publications. In his debut novel, Rawley weaves his lush prose into a story of boyhood that is as arrestingly beautiful as it is devastating. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Lindsay Paul ("L.P.") Fowler--a hard, pretty and effeminate only child in a wealthy Arizona family--the reader relives the long, hot Southwestern summer of 1968; three months of days whose clarity is both perverse and frightening," L.P. remembers, "held without photographs or postcards or any other telling semblance to prove I existed, and that I survived. " Abandoned without warning by his self-involved mother and cruel, dictatorial grandmother, L.P. is sent off to spend a magical summer in the care of Betty, his grandmother's maid, in black South Phoenix. A former jazz singer at war with inner demons of her own, Betty is the only adult in L.P.'s small universe who has a place in her heart for the troubled boy,

About the Author:

Donald Rawley was a contributing editor at Buzz magazine and German GEO. A recent Pushcart Prize winner for fiction, Rawley published his work in The New Yorker, Harper's, Story, American Short Fiction, Genre, and Press, among others. His published works include a novel, The Night Bird Cantata; a short story collection, Slow Dance on the Fault Line; and a collection of essays, Letters from Hollywood. He died in 1998.

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