Gail Godwin - Grief Cottage

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The eponymous structure at the heart of Godwin’s seventeenth novel stands, barely, on a small South Carolina Island. Abandoned for fifty years after a hurricane swept away the family that lived there, the cottage has become a muse of sorts for Charlotte, a painter who feels it mirrors her own ruined life. When Charlotte becomes the caretaker of her orphaned nephew, the lonely eleven-year-old is also drawn to the cottage, where he finds a companion in the ghost of the boy who once lived there. Exploring various kinds of haunting, Godwin, whose distinguished career began with The Perfectionists in 1970 and has included acclaimed books such as A Mother and Two Daughters, Flora, Father Melancholy’s Daughter and the memoir Making a Writer, delves into the ways memory, place, and art can shape lives.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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$27.00
ISBN: 9781632867049
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - June 6th, 2017

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