The Eighth Day

The Eighth Day

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In 1962 and 1963, Thornton Wilder spent twenty months in hibernation, away from family and friends, in the Rio Grande border town of Douglas, Arizona. While there, he launched The Eighth Day, a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution and his flight to freedom triggers a powerful story tracing the fate of his and the victim's wife and children. At once a murder mystery and a philosophical story, The Eighth Day is a work of classic stature that has been hailed as a great American epic.

ISBN: 9780060088910

Published Date: January 2, 2007

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 481

Size: 7.95" l x 5.25" w x 1.39" h