An Unfinished Season: A Novel

An Unfinished Season: A Novel

By:  Ward Just

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A PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST

WINNER OF THE HEARTLAND PRIZE FOR FICTION

“Stunning.”—USA Today

“A master American novelist.” —Vanity Fair

Set in Eisenhower-era Chicago, An Unfinished Season brilliantly evokes a city, an epoch, and a shift in ideals through the closely observed story of nineteen-year-old Wilson Ravan. In his summer before college, Wils finds himself straddling three worlds: the working-class newsroom where he's landed a coveted job as a rookie reporter, the whirl of glittering North Shore debutante parties where he spends his nights, and the growing cold war between his parents at home. With unparalleled grace, Ward Just brings Wils's circle to radiant life. Through his finely wrought portraits of a father and son, young lovers, and newsroom dramas, Just also stirringly depicts an American political era.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618568284

  • ISBN-10: 061856828X

  • Pages: 256

  • Price: $16.95

  • Publication Date: 05/04/2005

  • Carton Quantity: 64

Ward Just
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Ward Just

WARD JUST (1935-2019) was the author of nineteen novels, including Exiles in the Garden, Forgetfulness, the National Book Award finalist Echo House, A Dangerous Friend, winner of the Cooper Prize for fiction from the Society of American Historians, and An Unfinished Season, winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award and a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.  
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  • reviews

    “On all counts a splendid piece of work…emotionally freighted, witty and sophisticated, and powerfully evocative.”—Washington Post Book World 

     

    “Ravishingly atmospheric…one of his finest creations.”—Chicago Tribune 

     

    “This is vintage Just: elegant writing that captures the wounded spirit of the times and the ache in [a] young heart.”—Newsweek 

     

    “Beautifully languid, emotionally intense.”—Entertainment Weekly, Editors’ Choice 

     

    “No novelist writes with more grace and clarity or is better at evoking time and place. It is impossible not admire Just.”—Boston Sunday Globe 

     

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618568284

  • ISBN-10: 061856828X

  • Pages: 256

  • Price: $16.95

  • Publication Date: 05/04/2005

  • Carton Quantity: 64

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