Paperback / softback
August 3, 2021
9780819580030
English
424
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$24.95 USD, £18.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
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August 3, 2021
9780819580603
9780819580030
English
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$19.99 USD, £14.95 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Live Free or Die

The Darby Chronicles #5

Life, love, death, and laughs in a small American town

The struggle between the rural working class and the upper crust intensifies in this turning-point novel of the Darby Chronicles as Freddy Elman, son of the town trash collector, and Lilith Salmon, daughter of a prestigious family, embark on their ill-fated love affair.

Seeing Darby through new eyes, Freddy comes to realize that "the kind of people who hunkered down among these tree-infested, rock-strewn hills" is "dying out, replaced by people with money, education, culture, people 'wise in the ways of the world.'" As that world increasingly intervenes, the lovers' attempt to bridge the chasm that divides their class-alienated families inevitably collapses in Hebert's tragic tale that echoes Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

This is a book for anyone interested in local politics, privilege, and poverty, all embedded in a story of love and death in the woods and on the ledges of the Granite State.

About the Author

ERNEST HEBERT, retired professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College, resides near Keene, New Hampshire, with his wife Medora and two cats that meditate on Hebert's Franco-American roots and rural New England sensibility. For more about author Ernest Hebert and the Darby Chronicles: https://sites.google.com/view/ernesthebertdarby/
Wesleyan University Press

9780819580030 : live-free-or-die-hebert
Paperback / softback
424 Pages
$24.95 USD
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424 Pages
$19.99 USD

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