A summons to Memphis
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Published:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1986.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
209 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
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Description
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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0375701176 (Vintage pbk.), 0394410629

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When Phillip Carver is asked by his sisters to help avert their widower father's impending marriage to a younger woman, he is forced to confront his domineering siblings, a controlling patriarch, and a flood of memories from his deeply troubled past.
Awards
Pulitzer Prize, 1987.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Taylor, P. (1986). A summons to Memphis. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Taylor, Peter, 1917-1994. 1986. A Summons to Memphis. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Taylor, Peter, 1917-1994, A Summons to Memphis. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1986.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Taylor, Peter. A Summons to Memphis. New York: Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1986. Print.

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