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The optimist's daughter

Author: Eudora Welty
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Laurel Hand, long absent from the South, comes from Chicago to New Orleans, where her father dies after surgery. With Fay, the stupid new young wife of her father, Laurel returns to her former Mississippi home and stays a few days after the funeral for reunions with old friends. In a night alone in the house she grew up in, she confronts elements of the past and comes to a better understanding of it and of herself  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eudora Welty
ISBN: 067972883X 9780679728832
OCLC Number: 22282924
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1973.
Description: 180 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Eudora Welty.
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Laurel Hand, long absent from the South, comes from Chicago to New Orleans, where her father dies after surgery. With Fay, the stupid new young wife of her father, Laurel returns to her former Mississippi home and stays a few days after the funeral for reunions with old friends. In a night alone in the house she grew up in, she confronts elements of the past and comes to a better understanding of it and of herself and her parents.

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