THE GOOD REMAINS.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Grove Press, (2002.). First edition - The author's second novel, a tribute to 'A Christmas Carol' set in a small Virginia town: 'Dr. C. R. Ash, a neonatologist and chronic bachelor, is a man in the winter of his soul, and last in the line of an old Southern family. During a snowy prelude to a much-anticipated hospital Christmas party, C. R. crosses paths with a world of local characters, living and dead. In a town adrift with housing developments, strip malls, and Civil War history, this motley assemblage of characters is impelled by their search to solve the ancient human riddles of love, loss, and desolation. At once Victorian in its feel and yet starkly modern, 'The Good Remains' explores life, death, and our own attachments to this mortal coil'
Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.