Cover of "So Long, See You Tomorrow" © Mark Olival-Bartley

"So Long, See You Tomorrow" by William Maxwell

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 6 p.m.

In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell, a legendary editor of fiction at The New Yorker, explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois: A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed, and the tenuous friendship between two lonely teenagers—one privileged yet neglected, the other a troubled farm boy—has been shattered. Fifty years later, one of those boys tries to reconstruct the events that led up to the murder. Out of memory and imagination, the surmises of children and the passions of their parents, Maxwell creates a luminous American classic of youth and loss.

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Photo: So Long, See You Tomorrow © M. Olival-Bartley