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Recapitulation, Stegner, Wallace

Recapitulation

Authors: Stegner, Wallace
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC033000
ISBN: 9781101911723, Related ISBNs: 0525435425, 1101911727, 9780525435426, 9781101911723
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In Recapitulation, by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner, the protagonist of his classic novel Big Rock Candy Mountain returns reluctantly to the Salt Lake City of his birth for the funeral of an aunt—the last link to his family’s history, and his own.

Now in his sixties, even after a successful diplomatic career among other achievements that he knows derived from his early life in this place, Bruce Mason cannot help but reflect on the childhood misery caused by those same events. Intimate, reflective, even meditative, Recapitulation gives us what we are seldom offered, a chance to reconnect with a beloved character, to see who he became, and the opportunity to understand his earlier incarnation through his own eyes.

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