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They Came Like Swallows

They Came Like Swallows (Paperback, New edition)

By Maxwell, William

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In this tender evocation of family life - an early work by the great American novelist and editor who died in 2000 - the unvoiced currents of love and need that run through all our lives are eloquently measured. To eight-year old Bunny Morison his mother is an angelic comforter i...n whose absence nothing seems quite real or alive. To his older brother, Robert, his mother is someone he must protect, especially since the deadly influenza epidemic of 1918 is ravaging their small Mid-western town. To James Morison, his wife Elizabeth is the centre of a life that would crumble all too suddenly were she to disappear. Through their eyes, Maxwell paints a portrait of an American family and the woman who is its emotional pillar, deftly rendering the civilities and constraints of a vanished era.
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ISBN 9781860469282
Released NZ 1 Oct 2002
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback, New edition
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Series Panther
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ISBN-13 9781860469282
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Harvill Press
Released 1 Oct 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Maxwell, William
Series Panther
Category General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code 813.52
Weight 154g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Family, United States, Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade