So Long, See You Tomorrow (Orange Inheritance)

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9780099560661: So Long, See You Tomorrow (Orange Inheritance)

THIS ORANGE INHERITANCE EDITION OF So Long, See You Tomorrow IS PUBLISHED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION

Books shape our lives and transform the way we see ourselves and each other. The best books are timeless and continue to be relevant generation after generation. Vintage Classics asked the winners of The Orange Prize for Fiction which books they would pass onto the next generation and why. Ann Patchett chose So Long, See You Tomorrow.

In rural Illinois two tenant farmers share much, finally too much, until jealously leads to murder and suicide. A tenuous friendship between lonely teenagers - the narrator, whose mother has died young, and Cletus Smith, the troubled witness to his parent's misery - is shattered. After the murder and upheavals that follow, the boys never speak again. Fifty years on, the narrator attempts a reconstruction of those devastating events and the atonement of a lifetime's regret.

'The novel comes from a place so deep inside the human soul that I cannot imagine a time its wisdom would not feel fresh and applicable' Ann Patchett

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"One of the great books of our age. It is the subtlest of miniatures that contains our deepest sorrows and truths and love - all caught in a clear, simple style in perfect brushstrokes" (Michael Ondjaate)

"A truly extraordinary novel... Maxwell has tapped a vein of strange, pure emotion" (Philip Hensher Mail on Sunday)

"So magically deft at being profound...possesses that daunting quality impossible to emulate: it makes greatness seem simple" (Richard Ford)

"Maxwell does something all great novelists do: he conjures depths of pain and regret in words of radiant simplicity" (Anthony Quinn Observer)

"This calm, reflective and extraordinarily beautiful novel offers American fiction at its finest" ( Irish Times)

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CHOSEN BY ANN PATCHETT AS HER ORANGE INHERITANCE - Vintage Classics has partnered with The Orange Prize for Fiction to ask six recipients of the Prize which book they would pass onto the next generation.

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