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While swimming in a secluded creek on a hot Sunday in 1969, sixteen-year-old Eugene and his older brother, Bill, meet the entrancing Ligeia. A sexy, free-spirited redhead from Daytona Beach banished to their small North Carolina town, Ligeia entrances the brothers, especially Eugene, who is drawn to her raw sensuality and rebellious attitude. Eugene begins to move farther and farther away from his brother, the cautious and dutiful Bill, and when Ligeia vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, the growing rift between the two brothers becomes immutable. Decades later, the once close brothers now lead completely different lives. Bill is a gifted and successful surgeon, and a paragon of the community, while Eugene, the town reprobate, is a failed writer and determined alcoholic. When a shocking reminder of the past unexpectedly surfaces, Eugene is plunged back into that fateful summer, and the girl he cannot forget. The deeper Eugene delves into his memories, the closer he comes to finding the truth. But can Eugene's recollections be trusted? And will the truth set him free and offer salvation . . . or destroy his damaged life and everyone he loves?>

Rayons : Littérature > Littérature

  • Auteur(s)

    Ron Rash

  • Éditeur

    Ecco Press

  • Distributeur


  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    255 Pages

  • Longueur

    21.9 cm

  • Largeur

    14.7 cm

  • Poids

    384 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Ron Rash

  • Pays : Etats-unis
  • Langue : Anglais (etats-unis)

La prose admirable de Ron Rash, marquée par l'influence de la poésie galloise dont il est imprégné de par ses origines, et par le respect absolu de la nature. On peut parler de "nature writing" dans la mesure où son mantra est "le paysage - en l'occurrence les Appalaches - est le destin", mais aussi de dramaturgie antique. L'émotion pudique dégagée par un texte où le passage à l'âge adulte se fait sans mièvrerie, mais sans pour autant échapper aux pièges du mensonge et de la dissimulation.