A Long and Happy Life
By Reynolds Price
(Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9781439109342, 210pp.)
Publication Date: May 5, 2009
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From its dazzling opening page, which announced the appearance of a stylist of the first rank, to its moving close, this brief novel has charmed and captivated millions of readers since its original publication almost fifty years ago. The troubled love story of pretty, headstrong Rosacoke Mustian and the motorcycle-riding, stoic Wesley Beavers, "A Long and Happy Life" beautifully evokes a rural North Carolina now long gone.
" A moment of truth that is art . "
-- The New York Times, 1962
"Reynolds Price is the most impressive new writer I've come across in a long time. His is a first-rate talent and we are lucky that he has started so young to write so well. Here is a fine novel."
“Few writers have made as dramatic an entrance on the American literary stage as Mr. Price.”—William Grimes, New York Times, 2011