Paperback Gilead / Marilynne Robinson.
Publication year: 2006
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781844081486 (pbk.) : 1844081486 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004; London: Virago, 2005.
Extent: 282 p. ; 20 cm.
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In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, a kind of last testament to his remarkable forebears. Ames is troubled too by his prodigal namesake, Jack Boughton, his best friend's ne'er-do-well son, who seems to be a living contradiction of everything that Ames stands for.