A Woman of Means by Peter Taylor
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As a boy's attachment to his high class stepmother and her "means" grows, her marriage to his father begins to crumble in small, subtle ways, which ultimately lead to larger, more devastating consequences. The first Southern novel of time, memory, and family secrets by the Pulitzer Prize-winning storyteller.

About Peter Taylor

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Peter Taylor was the author of eight story collections and three novels, including A Summons to Memphis, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He died in 1994.
Published October 1, 1983 by Frederic C. Beil Publisher. 140 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Following a collection of short stories- A Long Fourth this first novel is an extension of the former medium, reveals again a fine-drawn talent which relies on the suggestive rather than overt, and which for all its delicacy of detail- is still ultimately insubstantial.

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Originally published in 1950, this short novel from the late Southern writer Taylor concerns a young boy whose place in society is transformed when his father marries a wealthy divorcee.

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