Arcadio (Paperback)

By William Goyen

Triquarterly Books, 9780810150065, 147pp.

Publication Date: July 6, 1994



Completed while he was dying, William Goyen's Arcadio is one of the most affecting and imaginative farewells to life ever written. Arcadio is a half man, half woman raised in a whorehouse and for years the veteran exhibitionist in an itinerant circus sideshow. After he escapes he searches for his lost family, and during the journey tells the fantastic story of his life.

About the Author

Charles William Goyen (April 24, 1915 - August 30, 1983) was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, editor, and teacher. Born in a small town in East Texas, these roots would influence his work for his entire life.