Paperback The optimist's daughter / Eudora Welty ; with a new introduction by Helen McNeil.
Publication year: 1984
Publisher: London : Virago,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780860683759 9780860683759 (pbk) :
Originally published: London : Deutsch, 1973.
The people of Mount Salus, Mississippi always felt good about Judge McKelva. Then, ten years after his wife's death, he marries the frivolous Wanda Fay. His beloved daughter, Laurel, finds it hard to accept the new bride. The people of Mount Salus, Mississippi always felt good about Judge McKelva. He was a quiet, solid reassuring figure, just as a judge should be. Then, ten years after his first wife's death, he marries the frivolous young Wanda Fay. No-one can understand his action, not least his beloved daughter, Laurel, who finds it hard to accept the new bride. It is only some years later, when circumstance brings her back to her childhood home, that Laurel stirs old memories and comes to understand the peculiarities of her upbringing, and the true relationship between her parents and herself.The Optimist's Daughter is a reflective, poignant novel of independence and love, for which Eudora Welty, one of America's gretest contemporary Southern writers, was awarded the Pulitzer Pr
Series title: Virago modern classics
xi,180p. ; 20cm.