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The optimist's daughter

Author: Eudora Welty
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed., Limited edView all editions and formats
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This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations. "The Optimist's Daughter" is the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Alone in the old  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eudora Welty
ISBN: 9780394480183 039448018X
OCLC Number: 794273246
Notes: "Three hundred copies have been printed in special paper and specially bound, Each copy is signed by the author and numbered."--Prelim.
Issued in slipcase.
Description: 180 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Eudora Welty.

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This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations. "The Optimist's Daughter" is the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Alone in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, herself, and her parents.

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