Lowell Limpett: And Two Stories

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Public Affairs, 2001 - Fiction - 126 pages
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"Lowell Limpett is a journalist at the end of his career. His voice is melancholy, honest, and wonderfully compelling about the beauty of a clean lead, the death of old friends, and what we read when we read the news. As always with the fictions of Just, Limpett's life is drawn from our times in a way that makes him as real as journalism itself, but with the shadings and the sense of mystery available only in the most subtle fiction." "Wasps reintroduces the reader to Ward Just's Washington D. C., a place where husbands and wives try to hold onto their sense of self and each other amid the distractions of our imperial city. Melanie is the quiet, thoughtful, and private wife of an up-and-coming young member of the House of Representatives who has discovered that her skills and interests are curious though useful ones in Washington. When her husband asks her to step with him more emphatically onto the public stage, she has to examine her place in the city and her hopes for her life." "With Born in His Time, we again enter a Washington where the temptations of work, success, and public display can rob a striver of confidence and dignity. "Born" is still a young man when he is hired by one of the city's most prestigious law firms. The firm takes on a high-profile case, one that perhaps it shouldn't have, and Born is irrevocably changed by the experience."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Ward Just (born 1935 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American writer. He is the author of 15 novels and numerous short stories. Ward Just briefly attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He started his career as a print journalist for the Waukegan (Illinois) News-Sun. He was also a correspondent for Newsweek and The Washington Post from 1959 to 1969, after which he left journalism to write fiction. His novel, An Unfinished Season, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2005. His novel Echo House was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1997. He has twice been a finalist for the O. Henry Award: in 1985 for his short story About Boston, and again in 1986 for his short story The Costa Brava, 1959. His most recent novel is entitled, Exiles in the Garden.

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