Surface of Earth
The Surface of Earth is the work of one of America's supreme masters of fiction, a journey across time and the poignantly evoked America of the first half of our century that explores the mysterious topography of the powers of love, home, and identity. In his evocation of the hungers, defeats, and rewards of individuals in moments of dark solitude and radiant union, Price has created an enduring literary testament to the range of human life.
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"Who told Thad she was dead?" Rena asked.
"Thad killed her," Eva said. "He already knew."
Their father -- from his rocker, almost dark in the evening -- said, "Hush your voices down. Your mother's on the way. And never call him Thad. He was her dear father, your own grandfather; and of course he never killed her."
Kennedy said, "He gave her the baby. The baby killed her. So I think he did justice, killing himself."
"Shame," their father said. He drew at his cigar. "I hope none of you lives to face such a choice." Another draw. "But one of you... see more
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