SUSAN WOODRING grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her previous publications are a first novel, The Traveling Disease, and Springtime On Mars: Stories. She has been published in Passages North and a variety of other literary publications. She won the 2006 Isotope Editor's Prize, has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, and was a notable mention in Best American Short Stories 2010.
When Percy Harding, Goliaths most important citizen, is discovered dead by the railroad tracks outside town one perfect autumn afternoon, no one can quite believe its really happened. Percy, the president of the towns world-renowned furniture company, had seemed invincible. Only Rosamond Rogers, Percys secretary, may have had a glimpse of how and why this great man has fallen, and that glimpse tugs at her, urges her to find out more.
Percy isnt the first person to leave Rosamond: everybody seems to, from her husband, Hatley, who walked out on her years ago; to her complicated daughter Agnes, whose girlhood bedroom was papered with maps of the places she wanted to escape to. The town itself is Rosamonds anchor, but it is beginning to quiver with the possibility of change. The high school girls are writing suicide poetry. The towns young, lumbering sidewalk preacher is courting Rosamonds daughter. A troubled teenaged boy plans to burn Main Street to the ground. And the furniture factory itselfthe very soul of Goliaththreatens to close.
In the wake of the towns undoing, Rosamond seeks to reunite the grief-shaken community. Goliath, a story of loss and love, of forgiveness and letting go, is a lyrical swoon of a novel by an exceptionally talented newcomer.
|Genre||FICTION / Contemporary Women|
|Publisher Date||2012-04-24 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||St Martins Pr|
|Unit weight||0.98 lb|
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