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A Long Day\'s Dying

A Long Day's Dying

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A Long Day's Dying is a mid-twentieth-century Jamesian novel that foreshadows many of the themes in Mr. Buechner's later writing - faith, trust, and the complex relations of family and friends. The story follows Tristram Bone, a rotund man of wealth and "organized leisure" but a failure with women, and Elizabeth Poor, a rich, charming, and beautiful widow and Bone's unrequited love interest, through a series of encounters with friends and family, affairs real and imagined, gossip, jealousy, and innuendo. We also meet Bone's servant Emma and his pet monkey Simon; the novelist George Motley; the arrogant and seductive academic Paul Steitler, Elizabeth's naive son Lee, and her omniscient mother Maroo.

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October 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: A Long Day's Dying
Author(s): Frederick Buechner
ISBN: 0-9724295-4-9 / 978-0-9724295-4-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brook Street Press
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