May 18, 2010
May 18, 2010
His prospects improved by job opportunities at an Oklahoma plant where the world's largest bomber is being constructed, a disabled man earns the first comfortable income of his life and befriends a group of women who have had to leave their families behind to work at the plant. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
In this novel of the American home front during World War II, a group of workers at an airplane factory in Oklahoma struggle to maintain hope as they adjust to new societal roles and worry about their loved ones fighting overseas. The incomparable John Crowley (THE TRANSLATOR, LORD BYRON'S NOVEL) brilliantly conjures a gripping tale that shimmers with symbolic depth and is propelled by an utterly unique collection of characters, made up of tentatively ambitious women and mysteriously damaged men, who guiltily search for opportunities within the unfortunate circumstances of war. The central figure is a cripple named Prosper Olander, whose efforts at redemption ripple through the community with startling results, irrevocably altering the lives of four very special women.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, War + Military
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: John Crowley
- Online Item #: 12222312
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-7945
- ISBN: 9780061231513
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported