À propos

This tour-de-force of American literature and a winner of the National Book Award is a profound, intimate, affecting novel from one of the most esteemed literary minds of the last century and a beloved chronicler of the West. Joe Allston is a cantankerous, retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "just killing time until time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, has not been his choice. He has passed through life as a spectator, before retreating to the woods of California in the 1970s with only his wife, Ruth, by his side. When an unexpected postcard from a long-lost friend arrives, Allston returns to the journals of a trip he has taken years before, a journey to his mother's birth­place where he once sought a link with his past. Uncovering this history floods Allston with memories, both grotesque and poignant, and finally vindicates him of his past and lays bare that Joe Allston has never been quite spectator enough.

  • Auteur(s)

    Wallace Stegner

  • Éditeur

    Vintage Usa

  • Distributeur


  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    224 Pages

  • Longueur

    20.3 cm

  • Largeur

    13.1 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.8 cm

  • Poids

    232 g

  • Support principal


Wallace Stegner

  • Naissance : 1-1-1909
  • Age : 115 ans
  • Pays : Etats-unis
  • Langue : Anglais (etats-unis)

WALLACE STEGNER est né en 1909 dans l'Iowa et a grandi dans divers états de l'Ouest américain : Washington, Montana, Idaho, Utah. Enseignant à Stanford puis à Harvard, il a compté parmi ses étudiants des auteurs tels que
Thomas McGuane, Raymond Carver ou Edward Abbey' Il est mort en 1993, laissant derrière lui une ?uvre vaste composée d'une soixantaine de romans et d'essais sur la défense des espaces sauvages.