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The man who loved Levittown

Author: W D Wetherell
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1985.
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This book is characterized by narrative vitality and emotional range. & In Wetherell's stories a suburban retiree's assumptions about the ethos of Long Island life are challenged and dismissed by a younger generation, a young English woman achieves miracles by dancing with wounded soldiers during World War II, a tennis-mad bachelor plays an interior game as real to him as an actual match, and a black drifter  Read more...
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Wetherell, W.D., 1948-
Man who loved Levittown.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)568748238
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W D Wetherell
ISBN: 0822935201 9780822935209
OCLC Number: 11866793
Notes: "The Drue Heinz Literature Prize, 1985"--Cover.
Description: 145 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The man who loved Levittown --
If a woodchuck could chuck wood --
The lob --
The bass, the river, and Shiela Mant --
Nickel a throw --
Why I love America --
Narrative of the whale truck Essex --
Volpi's farewell --
North of peace --
Spitfire autumn.
Responsibility: W.D. Wetherell.
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This book is characterized by narrative vitality and emotional range. & In Wetherell's stories a suburban retiree's assumptions about the ethos of Long Island life are challenged and dismissed by a younger generation, a young English woman achieves miracles by dancing with wounded soldiers during World War II, a tennis-mad bachelor plays an interior game as real to him as an actual match, and a black drifter converts an Asian couple to his bleak vision of American life and finds strange kinship with them.

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DiMaria s [a character from the title story] solitary battle with his new neighbors is almost epic in scope. He is one of the most forceful and realistic voices I have listened to in recent fiction; Read more...

 
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