The Osage Orange Tree: A Story by William Stafford by William Stafford,Dennis Cunningham

By William Stafford,Dennis Cunningham

The Osage Orange Tree, a never-before-published tale by way of liked poet William Stafford, is set younger love advanced by means of false impression and the lack of confidence of formative years, set opposed to the backdrop of poverty as a result of the nice melancholy. The narrator remembers a lady he as soon as knew. He and Evangeline, either shy, by no means locate the braveness to talk to one another in highschool. each night, despite the fact that, Evangeline meets him on the Osage orange tree at the fringe of her estate. He offers a newspaper to her, and so they talk—and because the 12 months progresses a mystery friendship blossoms. This magical coming-of-age story is delivered to existence via linocut illustrations via Oregon artist Dennis Cunningham, with an afterword through poet Naomi Shihab Nye, a private buddy of Stafford’s.

In the culture of the paintings of serious fiction writers like Steinbeck, O’Connor, and Welty, The Osage Orange Tree stands the try out of time, not only as an ode to a spot and a new release yet as a testomony to the resilience of a country and the energy of the human heart.

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