The Blood of Paradise

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University of Virginia Press, 2000 - Fiction - 242 pages
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Stephen Goodwin's second novel is an emblematic tale of the sixties, of a sophisticated couple going back to the land. The restlessness that compels Anna and Steadman to move from the city to a small mountain farm in Virginia is brought into high relief by the cycles of the natural world, and by the arrival of Anna's demonic twin sister. Goodwin's prose, by turns stark and pastoral, outlines these struggles while leavening them with self-effacing humor and beauty. Peopled with hippies and mountain folk, artists and farmers both organic and traditional, not to mention an unforgettable child, The Blood of Paradise evokes an era through a sensitive and unstinting portrait of marriage.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
28
Section 4
53
Section 5
63
Section 6
73
Section 7
86
Section 8
94
Section 12
144
Section 13
162
Section 14
171
Section 15
185
Section 16
189
Section 17
204
Section 18
214
Section 19
225

Section 9
104
Section 10
118
Section 11
130
Section 20
235
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About the author (2000)

Stephen Goodwin's first novel was Kin. He is Professor of Creative Writing at George Mason University. His short fiction and criticism have appeared in Shenandoah, Sewanee Review, and The New Republic. Richard Bausch is the author of numerous books of fiction, most recently the novel, In the Night Season.

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