The Widower's Tale - Julia Glass

The four voices that shape Julia Glass’s novel represent various pockets of modern American culture: Percy, a near octogenarian former librarian, and the widower of the title; Robert, his idealistic twenty-yearold grandson; Ira, a gay early-childhood teacher; and Celestino, an immigrant living and working illegally in the United States. Over the course of a year, their intersecting paths will have repercussions on each of their lives. Set against the backdrop of eco-terrorism, limousine liberals, and a longing for the past in the face of rapid change, THE WIDOWER’S TALE (Pantheon, $25.95) succeeds in illuminating the darkest corners of our hypocrisy and hopes, all with Glass’s characteristic tenderness and humor.

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ISBN: 9780307377920
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Pantheon - September 7th, 2010

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ISBN: 9780307456106
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Published: Anchor - July 12th, 2011

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