A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth

A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth

by William Styron

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Overview

From the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Sophie’s Choice: three novellas of a young writer’s journey to adulthood.

In Love Day, twenty-year-old Paul Whitehurst is a Marine lieutenant during World War II, waiting to land on Okinawa, wrestling with anxiety and memories of his boyhood in Virginia.
 
In Shadrach, ten-year-old Paul witnesses his neighbors as they welcome a guest: a ninety-nine-year-old former slave who has walked nine hundred miles from Alabama so that he may die on the land of his childhood owner.
 
And in A Tidewater Morning, Paul is thirteen and struggling to deal with his mother’s impending death from cancer.
 
Together in one volume, each of these affecting semiautobiographical novellas from the author of such literary classics as the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Confessions of Nat Turner and the memoir Darkness Visible, weaves together the transformative experiences of Whitehurst’s early life with William Styron’s signature deep historical insight, underscoring how the significance of the past informs the present. As the Los Angeles Times notes, it is “one of Styron’s finest works. . . . The beauty and humanity of the Southern tradition are evoked vividly.”
 This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936317257
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 139,614
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

William Styron (1925–2006), born in Newport News, Virginia, was one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Styron published his first book, Lie Down in Darkness, at age twenty-six and went on to write such influential works as the controversial and Pulitzer Prize–winning The Confessions of Nat Turner and the international bestseller Sophie’s Choice.



William Styron (1925–2006), born in Newport News, Virginia, was one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Styron published his first book, Lie Down in Darkness, at age twenty-six and went on to write such influential works as the controversial and Pulitzer Prize–winning The Confessions of Nat Turner and the international bestseller Sophie’s Choice.

Hometown:

Roxbury, Connecticut, and Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

June 11, 1925

Date of Death:

November 1, 2006

Place of Birth:

Newport News, Virginia

Place of Death:

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Education:

Davidson College and Duke University, both in North Carolina; courses at the New School for Social Research in New York

Table of Contents

  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Author’s Note
  • Love Day
  • Shadrach
  • A Tidewater Morning
  • A Biography of William Styron
  • Copyright Page

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