A Summons to Memphis

By: Taylor, Peter

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First edition. Remnant of Strand sticker on front endpaper, crease along top jacket edge. 1986 Hard Cover. 231 pp. One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee. During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon in March, New York book editor Phillip Carver receives an urgent phone call from each of his older, unmarried sisters. They plead with Phillip to help avert their widower father's impending remarriage to a younger woman. Hesitant to get embroiled in a family drama, he reluctantly agrees to go back south, only to discover the true motivation behing his sisters' concern. While there, Phillip is forced to confront his domineering siblings, a controlling patriarch, and flood of memories from this troubled past. Peter Taylor is one of the masters of Southern literature, whose work stands in the company of Eudora Walty, James Agee, and Walker Percy. In A Summons to Memphis, he composed a richly evocative story of revenge, resolution, and redemption, and gave us a classic work of American literature.

Title: A Summons to Memphis

Author: Taylor, Peter

Categories: Pulitzer Prize Winners, Modern First Editions, American, Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1986

ISBN Number: 0394410629

ISBN Number 13: 9780394410623

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2276301

Keywords: AMERICAN SOUTH LITERATURE FICTION PULITZER PRIZE WINNER,