The Blue Hour (Paperback)

By Elizabeth Evans

Algonquin Books, 9781565121249, 358pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 1995

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Description

What is the Blue Hour? It's when Father Doesn't Know Best, it's the morning after "Queen for a Day." It's when meltdown threatens a 1950s nuclear family in Meander, Illinois. It's 1959, as America gets ready to say goodbye to Mamie Eisenhower and hello to Jackie Kennedy. In this stunning debut, Elizabeth Evans shines the soft light of dusk on a 1950s family's journey from unquestioning innocence into tragic loss. "Very much a Great American Novel . . . one of those rare novels one finishes with the sense of having needed to read it."--Washington Post Book World.