Any Day Now: A Novel by Terry Bisson

By Terry Bisson

Publishers Weekly has referred to as Bisson's prose "a ask yourself of possible easy keep watch over and precision," and John Crowley hails Bisson as a "national treasure!" Any Day now could be really a literary journey de force.It is a poignant expedition into the final days of the Beats and the rising radicalized tradition of the sixties from Kentucky to big apple urban and daringly special. This street motion picture of a singular, which starts as a fifties coming-of-age tale and leads to an remoted hippy commune below chance of revolution, presents a transcendent statement on the United States then and now.

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By Terry Bisson

Publishers Weekly has referred to as Bisson's prose "a ask yourself of possible easy keep watch over and precision," and John Crowley hails Bisson as a "national treasure!" Any Day now could be really a literary journey de force.It is a poignant expedition into the final days of the Beats and the rising radicalized tradition of the sixties from Kentucky to big apple urban and daringly special. This street motion picture of a singular, which starts as a fifties coming-of-age tale and leads to an remoted hippy commune below chance of revolution, presents a transcendent statement on the United States then and now.

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Plus tard, je n’ai jamais joué aux cartes, ni au jardinage, ni à faire le philosophe. Je n’ai eu qu’une seule distraction dans ma vie : ma maison de commerce.

I1 me dit que l’amour trop concentré d’une mère, sans relâche ni contrepoids, est une chose suffocante pour un jeune homme. Le mois suivant, Alcide avait quitté Mâchecoul pour rejoindre des camarades dans le maquis. Clotilde, qui n’avait jamais vu un Allemand, considérait l’invasion du territoire comme l’une de ces mortifications dont l’histoire est remplie et qui entrent dans les desseins de la Providence. << I1 ne faut pas perdre l’utilité de son malheur »,disait-elle, répétant saint Augustin.

Je ne peux pas marcher. - Heureusement, vous avez de bons domestiques. Maintenant La Nocle vous appartient. - 58 FEMMES - Patrice a acheté La Nocle pour moi l’année dernière et il est parti. - C’est nécessaire. - I1 croit que c’est nécessaire. -Vous avez des nouvelles de vos enfants? - Ils vont bien. Je lui posai d’autres questions, mais les réponses étaient brèves. J’étais son plus ancien ami et je la connaissais bien; je la considérais un peu comme une châtelaine ruinée par les frais du château.

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