Larry McMurtry

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The Wife of Martin Guerre
By Janet Lewis · Introduction by Kevin Haworth · Afterword by Larry McMurtry

In this new edition of Janet Lewis’s classic short novel, The Wife of Martin Guerre, Swallow Press executive editor Kevin Haworth writes that Lewis’s story is “a short novel of astonishing depth and resonance, a sharply drawn historical tale that asks contemporary questions about identity and belonging, about men and women, and about an individual’s capacity to act within an inflexible system.”

“One of the most significant short novels in English.”

Atlantic Monthly