A woman and her young son travel by car through the southern and midwestern United States in this heartbreakingly spare novel-in-dialogue. As the mother drives, she and the boy, Roy, trade impressions of the landscape and of life, in the process approaching an understanding of each other and their shared inner landscape. "Mom, can we drive to Wyoming?" "You mean now?" "Uh-huh. Is it far?" "Very far. We're almost to Georgia." "Can we go someday?" "Sure, Roy, we'll go." "We won't tell anyone, right, Mom?" "No, baby, nobody will know where we are." "And we'll have a dog." "I don't see why not." "From now on when anything bad happens, I'm going to think about Wyoming. Running with my dog." "It's a good thing, baby. Everybody needs Wyoming." --from Wyoming
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|Grouped Work ID||75ccd366-427b-1129-8ba4-b12a75f6734a|
|Grouping Author||gifford barry|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-29 01:19:30AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-11 03:04:10AM|
|display_description||A subtle, impeccably rendered new novel from one of America's most distinctive writers. A woman and her young son are traveling together by car through the southern and midwestern United States in the mid-to-late 1950s. As the mother drives, she and the boy, Roy, talk about their lives, their disappointments, and their dreams. "Wyoming" exists as a state of mind rather than an actual place, a place neither the boy nor his mother have ever been, an idyll where the two of them can live an untroubled life. Told entirely in dialogue, the story of Roy and his mother traverses both real and imaginary states of being, on a tour through an uncertain but hopeful landscape of longing and myth. As Roy's mother tells him, "Everybody needs Wyoming." Combining a spare and elegant style with profound and clear-eyed feeling, Wyoming is the most sensitive and touching work of Barry Gifford's brilliant career.|
|owning_library_basalt||Basalt Regional Library|
|subject_facet||Automobile travel -- Fiction|
Boys -- Fiction
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Runaway wives -- Fiction
Separation (Psychology) -- Fiction
|title_full||Wyoming / Barry Gifford|
Wyoming [electronic resource] Gifford, Barry.
Mothers and sons