The people of Mount Salus, Mississippi always felt good about Judge McKelva. He was a quiet, solid reassuring figure, just as a judge should be. Then, ten years after his first wife's death, he marries the frivolous young Wanda Fay. No-one can understand his action, not least his beloved daughter, Laurel, who finds it hard to accept the new bride. It is only some years later, when circumstance brings her back to her childhood home, that Laurel stirs old memories and comes to understand the peculiarities of her upbringing, and the true relationship between her parents and herself.
The Optimist's Daughter is a reflective, poignant novel of independence and love, for which Eudora Welty, one of America's gretest contemporary Southern writers, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
A gentle, tender work, bright with Welty's sharp humour and pioneer sense of place. * Guardian * Her last, most autobiographical, and finest novel * Independent *
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 18th October 1984
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 14.9
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1