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Winslow in Love (2005) [Novel]
by Kevin Canty Rating: Weighted - 5.8 / Average - 2.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Richard Winslow is in a rut. His wife is leaving him, he drinks too much, his once-acclaimed poetry has sunk into obscurity, and he hasn't written anything worth reading for eighteen months. In truth, he hasn't even tried, The offer of a visiting professorship at a small college in Montana hardly seems like the best way to renew his artistic glory, but with his options and his bank account rapidly dwindling, Winslow makes the move. Once there, he rediscovers the forgotten pleaures of fly-fishing and meets a girl in worse shape than he is.

Erica is a painfully thin student with a dragon tattoed on her neck. She is also sharp, confrontational, and fiercely intelligent. Their relationship, formed over paper cups of Johnnie Walker in Winslow's office, escalates when they impulsively take off on a road trip in Winslow's prized possession, a classic Lincoln Town Car. Traveling through Utah and Arizona, they forge a bond neither anticipated. Winslow, haunted by thoughts of death, begins to embrace the promise of love and life.

Original title: Winslow in Love
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionMidlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery

Edition #1: Winslow in Love

Winslow in Love (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A great American road trip, improbable, scary and transcendent." Joy Williams, author of The Quick and the Dead
  • "Kevin Canty opens up the shame, the surprise, the beauty, and the undeniable comedy of human beings persisting in their lives and in love. Emily Dickinson, Route 66, and Winslow in Love. It doesn't get better than this." Amy Bloom, author of A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You
  • "Canty masterfully explores the complex, hearbreaking subtleties of this romance, as these improbable lovers find some small measure of comfort together." Library Journal
  • "Canty has a real flair for the bitter self-deprecating humor these unlikely companions share and spar with, and for ferociously pertinent character-centered imagery." Kirkus Reviews
  • "Raw. Rare. Honest. Beautifully written, Winslow in Love is one of those novels that come along every now and then, making sense of the ruin and rush of our lives. The ongoing dream is to escape towards who we once were, and Winslow, a great broken-down drunken poet, manages to get there with a shattering grace. By avoiding all the cliches, by embracing sentiment without sentimentality, by taking the hard curve, Canty has written a significant American novel. Praise be." Colum McCann, author of Dancer
  • "Every now and then people sink so low, then meet someone so perfectly wrong, that the only lower place left to fall is in love. This blues-tune of a novel takes the "April-September romance' cliche and twists it till it sings like Lucinda Williams. Canty's flabby yet indomitable old poet and self-starving poet-to-be defy expectation to the end, repulsing as they charm, derailing as they entertain, lying as they shine." David James Duncan, author of The River Why
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Winslow in Love (February 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Nan. A. Talese
ISBN: 0385513666
Dimensions: 8.32 x 6 x 1.02
Pages: 254

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