The Lost Country

The Lost Country

by J. R. Salamanca

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The "lost country" of the title is the familiar country of innocence and security known as youth---a country we have all known and which, occasionally, in a book like this one, we are able to rediscover.
The Lost Country is the story of a boy, Jim Blackstarr, who grows up on a farm in Virginia. As a child, he delights in the beauty that surrounds him: the rivers and hills and trees, the seasons of the year, all the shapes and textures and patterns of his world.
But as he grows older, he makes other discoveries. He experiences brutality, passion, fear, shame. These experiences destroy the simplicity of his early relationships; they complicate and darken his later ones. Ultimately, the drive him---as they drive all men---out of, and away from, the country of his youth.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013925809
Publisher: Tantor eBooks
Publication date: 03/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 846 KB

About the Author

Jack Richard Salamanca (born December 10, 1922, St. Petersburg, Florida) is an American writer and professor emeritus at the University of Maryland. His first novel, The Lost Country (1958), was made into Wild in the Country, a 1961 film starring Elvis Presley; his second, Lilith, was filmed as Lilith in 1964, starring Warren Beatty.

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