A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, May 4, 2010 - Fiction - 160 pages
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Three autobiographically inspired novellas by Styron that tell the story of a young writer’s journey to adulthood William Styron’s A Tidewater Morning features three novellas centered around budding novelist Paul Whitehurst’s coming of age during the Great Depression and Second World War. They convey Whitehurst’s struggle to cope with his mother’s terminal cancer, his view of the strained racial relations in the pre-war American South, and his anxiety as a marine preparing to land on the beaches of Okinawa. Each novella weaves together the transformative experiences of Whitehurst’s early life with Styron’s signature deep historical insight, underscoring how the significance of the past informs the present. 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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User Review  - Brad Lyerla - Goodreads

Styron gives us three beautifully crafted period pieces that are fictionalized remembrances from his childhood in eastern Virginia. The first is a story from his time as a young officer in the Marine ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kessy Santos - Goodreads

This is probably the most enchanting drama I've read in the last 10 years. Reading this is like looking at an old, simple and sad photo. Must read! Read full review

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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.

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