The Beans of Egypt, Maine

Chute, Carolyn

ISBN 10: 0899193145 / ISBN 13: 9780899193144
Edité par Ticknor & Fields, NY, 1985
Etat : Near Fine Couverture rigide
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215pp. Book with slight fade at top/bottom of spine cloth, gift inscription on ffep - else fine in price-clipped dj with crease on front flap, some modest wear to top edge, in Mylar protector. Oft-reprinted, the first is difficult to locate. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire A2043

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Détails bibliographiques

Titre : The Beans of Egypt, Maine

Éditeur : Ticknor & Fields, NY

Date d'édition : 1985

Reliure : 1/4 Bnd cloth/paper

Etat du livre :Near Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Edition : First Edition.

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Upon its initial publication, The Beans of Egypt, Maine became a beloved national bestseller, launching Carolyn Chute’s literary career and clinching her reputation as the preeminent voice of America’s working poor. Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “startling and original,” The Beans of Egypt, Maine introduced the world to the notorious, unforgettable Bean clan of small town Egypt, Maine―from wild man Reuben, an alcoholic who can’t seem to keep himself out of jail; to his cousins, the perpetually pregnant Roberta, and Beal, a man gentle by temperament but violent in defeat who marries his pious neighbor Earlene Pomerleau before poverty kills him.

As the Beans struggled with their inner demons to survive against hardship and societal ignorance, Chute emerged as a writer of immense humanity and unparalleled insight into a world most of us knew little of―if we’d recognized it at all.

“Chute’s novel pulses with kinetic energy. It seizes the reader on its opening page with a rhythm, a language, a knock-about country humor unmistakably its own.” ―Newsweek

“Like Flannery O’Connor, Chute has a gift for expressing the true spirit of a culture but with more subtlety and without overt symbolism. She simply becomes what and whom she sees.” ―San Francisco Chronicle

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There are families like the Beans all over America. They live on the wrong side of town in mobile homes strung with Christmas lights all year around. The women are often pregnant, the men drunk and just out of jail, and the children too numerous to count. In the 'Beans of Egypt', Maine, we meet the God-fearing Earlene Pomerleau and experience her obsession for the whole swarming Bean tribe. Therecousin Rubie, a boozer and a brawler, tall Aunt Roberta, the earth mother surrounded by countless, clinging babies, and Beal, sensitive, often gentle, but doomed by the violence within him.

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