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Elizabeth Spencer is "a master storyteller" (San Francisco Chronicle), her work called "dazzling" by Walker Percy. Whether she's writing short stories or novels, Spencer is acclaimed for holding her worlds up to light and turning them to see what they reflect. The Night Travellers, set in North Carolina and Montreal during the Vietnam War years, is her most revealing work yet.

Mary Kerr Harbison is a promising teenaged dancer when she meets Jefferson Blaise, an intellectual radical-in-the-making. He becomes a part of her life and over the objections of Mary's wealthy, abusive mother, her husband.

But although Jeff's heart is devoted to Mary, his life is devoted to protesting the Vietnam War--at first through the public rallies, later through guerilla tactics. As Jeff is drawn deeper and deeper into the movement, he and Mary are forced to go underground and eventually move to Canada. Jeff's activities keep him on the move, and Mary, living in Montreal, struggles to raise her daughter and make a life for herself.

An exploration of a dramatic period in our history, The Night Travellers is a powerful depiction of lives forever changed by political beliefs and fervidly held convictions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. PART I: The Home Scene
  2. p. 1
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  1. 1. Kitten on the Roof
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. 2. A Start in Something
  2. pp. 5-14
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  1. 3. Into Time: The Sixties: The Farm
  2. pp. 15-26
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  1. 4. Into Time: The Sixties: The Town
  2. pp. 27-34
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  1. 5. Ethan Marbell
  2. pp. 35-39
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  1. 6. Kate Waits
  2. pp. 40-44
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  1. 7. Jeff Abandoned
  2. pp. 45-50
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  1. 8. Jeff
  2. pp. 51-55
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  1. 9. The Reverend Ashley
  2. pp. 56-66
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  1. 10. Marionettes
  2. pp. 67-71
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  1. 11. The Triangle
  2. pp. 72-76
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  1. 12. Confrontation
  2. pp. 77-78
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  1. 13. Sally
  2. pp. 79-82
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  1. 14. Kate on Kate
  2. pp. 83-84
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  1. 15. Ed
  2. pp. 85-88
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  1. 16. Fred
  2. pp. 89-91
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  1. 17. Audition
  2. pp. 92-93
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  1. 18. More Fred
  2. pp. 94-97
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  1. 19. Homeward Bound
  2. pp. 98-101
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  1. 20. On Her Doorstep
  2. pp. 102-106
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  1. 21. Dancer's Return
  2. pp. 107-112
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  1. 22. Ethan's Turn
  2. pp. 113-116
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  1. 23. The Sand Runs Through
  2. pp. 117-120
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  1. PART II: Voices from Afar
  2. p. 121
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  1. 1. Gerda Stewart: A Journal
  2. pp. 123-129
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  1. 2. Gerda's Journal (continued)
  2. pp. 130-133
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  1. 3. Mary's Tape
  2. pp. 134-148
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  1. 4. Mary's Tape (continued): Bennington
  2. pp. 149-153
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  1. 5. Mary's Tape (continued): Montreal
  2. pp. 154-157
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  1. 6. Mary's Tape (continued): Return of People
  2. pp. 158-163
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  1. 7. Mary and the Lady Psychiatrist
  2. pp. 164-165
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  1. 8. Mary's Tape (continued)
  2. pp. 166-169
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  1. 9. Minutes of a Distant Meeting
  2. pp. 170-171
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  1. 10. Conversation at a Main Line Dinner Table
  2. pp. 172-173
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  1. 11. With Dr. Skoletsky
  2. p. 174
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  1. 12. Mary's Tape (continued)
  2. pp. 175-177
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  1. 13. Mary's Tape (continued): The Heist
  2. pp. 178-183
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  1. 14. Mary's Tape: The Heist (continued)
  2. pp. 184-188
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  1. 15. Mary's Tape: The Heist (conclusion)
  2. pp. 189-200
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  1. 16. Mary's Message
  2. pp. 201-204
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  1. 17. The Northway
  2. pp. 205-207
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  1. 18. An Afternoon Message
  2. p. 208
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  1. 19. The Torch Song of Madeleine Spivak (Love Does Not Grow Old.)
  2. pp. 209-215
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  1. PART III: Scatterings
  2. p. 217
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  1. 1. A Box of Crumbs
  2. pp. 219-223
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  1. 2. Up the Gatineau
  2. pp. 224-233
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  1. 3. King of the North
  2. pp. 234-237
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  1. 4. Flight
  2. pp. 238-240
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  1. 5. A Patch of Blue
  2. pp. 241-246
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  1. 6. Explosions
  2. pp. 247-256
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  1. 7. Letters
  2. pp. 257-258
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  1. 8. Letters Opened
  2. pp. 259-266
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  1. 9. A Castle by the Sea
  2. pp. 267-271
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  1. 10. Gerda Stewart's Journal
  2. pp. 272-273
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  1. 11. A Return to Montreal
  2. pp. 274-275
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  1. 12. Letters Missing Forever (A Former Mystery Explored)
  2. pp. 276-288
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  1. 13. Train Heading East
  2. pp. 289-292
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  1. PART IV: Reunion
  2. p. 293
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  1. 1. The Purple Window
  2. pp. 295-297
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  1. 2. Estes in Moonlight
  2. pp. 298-302
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  1. 3. A Sigh from Madeleine Spivak (Whose Heart Does Not Grow Old)
  2. p. 303
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  1. 4. Gerda Stewart's Journal
  2. pp. 304-306
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  1. 5. The Halcyon Summer
  2. pp. 307-314
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  1. 6. The Main Line
  2. pp. 315-316
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  1. 7. Gerda;s Journal
  2. pp. 317-320
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  1. 8. Gerda's Journal: Great Drama!
  2. pp. 321-324
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  1. 9. Mary's Tape—Parting
  2. pp. 325-326
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  1. 10. Mary's Tape: The Courier
  2. pp. 327-331
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  1. 11. The Ritz
  2. pp. 332-335
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  1. 12. Fred's Mission
  2. pp. 336-341
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  1. 13. The Parks
  2. pp. 342-343
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  1. 14. Jeff's Message
  2. pp. 344-346
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  1. PART V: Decisions
  2. p. 347
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  1. 1. Mary
  2. pp. 349-352
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  1. 2. Jeff
  2. pp. 353-354
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  1. 3. Kathy
  2. pp. 355-356
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  1. 4. Dilemma
  2. pp. 357-360
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  1. 5. Question without Answer
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  1. 6. Waiting
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  1. 7. Foreverness
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781617032417
Print ISBN
9781617032400
MARC Record
OCLC
868216157
Pages
378
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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