An unfinished season

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2004.
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A PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST WINNER OF THE HEARTLAND PRIZE FOR FICTION "Stunning."-- USA Today "A master American novelist." -- Vanity Fair Set in Eisenhower-era Chicago, An Unfinished Season brilliantly evokes a city, an epoch, and a shift in ideals through the closely observed story of nineteen-year-old Wilson Ravan. In his summer before college, Wils finds himself straddling three worlds: the working-class newsroom where he's landed a coveted job as a rookie reporter, the whirl of glittering North Shore debutante parties where he spends his nights, and the growing cold war between his parents at home. With unparalleled grace, Ward Just brings Wils's circle to radiant life. Through his finely wrought portraits of a father and son, young lovers, and newsroom dramas, Just also stirringly depicts an American political era.
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Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction
Love stories
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Parent and child -- Fiction
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