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Oracle at Stoneleigh Court
Oracle at Stoneleigh Court
Author: Peter Taylor
ISBN-13: 9780345383594
ISBN-10: 0345383591
Publication Date: 12/29/1993
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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If you haven't read Peter Taylor ------ you should!
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In eleven lyrical,moving, and eerie tales, and three one-act plays, Taylor lays claim to a level of literary observation and feeling that is unmatched. Whether he is exploring the limitations of family and the ambivalence of identity in "Cousin Aubrey," the cruel payments exacted by love forsaken in " The Witch of Owl Mountain Springs," or the strange, possibly supernatural power that love calls into play in the title novella, Peter Taylor proves once again that he is a writer of rare talent who should not be missed.
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In this work, the lives of a soldier, the young girl he's pursuing, and his great-aunt become creepily entwined until he is shipped overseas for D-Day. Several years later, the soldier is a reluctant war hero living in Memphis when auntie returns home to die with the nearly forgotten sweetheart in tow. Nearly all the 11 stories are set firmly in Taylor territory: genteel Tennesseans in the first half of this century whose digressive yet compelling stories are usually about the poisonous relationships between generations, often parents and their children.
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I haven't read this collection of eleven stories and three plays about southerners and/or the South. This author is a Pulitzer Prize winner.