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- DescriptionIn the space of one day, Jubal E. Gainer, high school dropout and draft dodger, manages to rack up an impressive array of crimes...He steals a friend's motorcycle, rapes a simple-minded spinster, mugs a pixyish professor, and stabs an obese visionary who runs a surplus store. He then waits out an Indiana twister and goes his way, leaving as much wreckage in his path as the twister itself. --Library Journal. In Orbit is a short vel, full of action, and the seriousness can mostly be found between the lines. [There] one can see against what Jubal Gainer's rebellion, thoughtless and aimless as it seems, is directed. One might say that he is, like millions of his contemporaries, a Huck Finn without a Mississippi. -- Granville Hicks, Saturday Review. Here is ather of Wright Morris's craftsmanly vels--terse, colloquial, restrained, fragmented, deliberately shadowy. Above all, small; t slight, t inconsequential, but a miniature...All readers will surely appreciate the quality of the prose style one has come to expect in a Wright Morris vel...There is also a muscular quality to Mr. Morris's writing that makes it a suitable instrument for conveying harsher things; and there is his sense of the comic, which springs up constantly. In all, this is a quiet but rich performance. --New York Times Book Review. One of the most distinguished American authors, Wright Morris (1910-1988) wrote thirty-three books including The Field of Vision, which won the National Book Award.
- Author BiographyOne of the most distinguished American authors, Wright Morris (1910-1998) wrote thirty-three books including The Field of Vision, which won the National Book Award.
- Author(s)Wright Morris
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication15/06/1976
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight199 g
- Width3411 mm
- Height5193 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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