The Loved and the Lost (Exile Classics series) (Paperback)

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By Morley Callaghan, David Staines (Introduction by), Edmund Wilson (Afterword by)
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Set in the early 1950s in Montreal, this is the story of enigmatic Peggy Sanderson—a woman who has become a socially awkward presence due to her open and casual association with black musicians in Lower Town nightclubs. White and black men assume she must be involved sexually with the musicians, white women are perplexed by her, and black women both fear and loathe her. Yet Peggy’s almost guileless sense of ease is at complete variance with these assumptions and attitudes. When Jim McAlpine, a writer and journalistically engaged intellectual, falls in love with her, lives are ruined and careers are broken. Taking place before the civil rights movement, this tragic story explores race relations with great moral complexity and compassion.

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ISBN: 9781550961515
ISBN-10: 1550961519
Publisher: Exile Editions
Publication Date: February 1st, 2011
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Exile Classics series