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The Fair Sister, by William Goyen

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The Fair Sister, by William Goyen

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Savata--a beautiful, fair-skinned young woman who leaves a career on the night club circuit to become high priestess of her own church in Brooklyn--is the creation of one of America's most original, evocative, and highly regarded writers. William Goyen offers a wonderful blend of bold satire and dignified pathos in this touching,funny, short novel.

Praise

"(Goyen) devotes his formidable gifts--his strength of imagery, his rhythmic series, his glyphic phrasemaking, the intelligence that he has showed in Ghost and Flesh and House of Breath--to making his message passionate, copious and sibylline." --The New York Time Book Review

Bio

William Goyen (1915-1983) was one of America's most innovative writers of fiction. Born in a small town in East Texas, his roots and early years stuck with him through his writing. He served on an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific during WWII where he began the writing of his debut novel, The House of Breath. He published five novels, four story collections, five plays, two works of non-fiction and a collection of poetry.