The Encounter by Crawford PowerThe Encounter by Crawford Power

The Encounter

byCrawford Power, Irving Howe

Paperback | December 12, 1983

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Set in the small, sleepy town of Lulworth, Maryland, The Encounter is a gripping morality tale about ordinary people facing spiritual salvation -- and its opposite. Father Cawder dreams about the arrival of the carnival and the hubbub it will bring, but he cannot anticipate the heated tragedy of lovers Stella and Diamond, or the harsh judgment of his neighbor Mrs. Girard.

With characters that leap off the page and stay with you long after the final lines, The Encounter is a shattering Southern novel and a landmark work of literature, now back in print for a new audience.
Crawford Power was born in 1909 and lived in Leesburg, Virginia, until his death in 1987. The Encounter was his only novel, published to acclaim in 1950.
Title:The EncounterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.96 × 5.35 × 0.84 inPublished:December 12, 1983

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0879511915

ISBN - 13:9780879511913

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Editorial Reviews

"Power presents his characters with such respect and understanding that it is impossible to lay this book down." --The New Yorker

"Offers marvels of observation." --Time

"An excellent novel." --Chicago Sun-Times