How, this novel asks, can you imagine the worst when you are young and life is sunny? The answer lies in the telling of The Living, in which a young mother, with her teenage brother, takes her two small children to a deserted quarry on a hot summer afternoon. Seen through the eyes of the brother, Benoit, the drama plays out with all the power and seeming inevitability of classical tragedy, made all the more intense by the blistering heat of the day. On that blazing hot summer day Benoit, to entertain his nephews, seats them ...

The Living 2007, Bison Books, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803278233

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The Living 2007, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803227743