March 29, 2008

The Woman Who Wouldn't, Gene Wilder

This is a very small, short work of fiction. It's only 167 pages, and the pages are about 3/4-size, but Wilder's second novel is a huge winner. His prose is elegant, spare and affecting. But it’s his romantic’s eye for the intense emotions that animate a real love story that makes The Woman Who Wouldn’t an unforgettable book. Just when it seems the tale is heading into Love Story territory, the redemptive power of love proves stronger than that in this is sweet, adult fable.

1 comment

  1. I'll have to pick this one up, I liked his last one, the French whore, i think? Know what's odd thou. . I was sure Gene Wilder was dead.


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