The extraordinary author of Cold Mountain and Thirteen Moons returns with a dazzling new novel of suspense and love set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s. Charles
Frazier puts his remarkable gifts in the service of a lean, taut
narrative while losing none of the transcendent prose, virtuosic
storytelling, and insight into human nature that have made him one of
the most beloved and celebrated authors in the world. Now, with his
brilliant portrait of Luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered
sisterís troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine.
Before the children, Luce was content with the reimbursements
of the rich Appalachian landscape, choosing to live apart from the small
community around her. But the coming of the children changes
everything, cracking open her solitary life in difficult, hopeful,
dangerous ways. Charles Frazier is known for his historical
literary odysseys, and for making figures in the past come vividly to
life. Set in the twentieth century, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of a great work of art.
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