A Tidewater Morning: Three Tales from Youth
Three autobiographically inspired novellas by Styron that tell the story of a young writer’s journey to adulthoodWilliam 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - labdaddy4 - LibraryThing
Few American authors write is such a stylized fashion. Styron is a "wordsmith" - so lyrical and descriptive. These three short stories are written from the perspective of a young man/boy a three ... Read full review
A Tidewater morning: three tales from youthUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In each of these three stories, which orignally appeared in Esquire magazine in the Seventies and Eighties, narrator Paul Whitehurst recalls significant episodes from his childhood in Virginia during ... Read full review