The Achieve of, the Mastery of the Thing

from The Lone Pilgrim

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On sale Oct 11, 2022 | 16 Pages | 9780593685488
In this short story from Laurie Colwin’s The Lone Pilgrim, the perpetually stoned young wife of a popular college professor struggles to tell her husband that she’s been high since the day they met. Juggling her housewifish duties with her daily hours spent with her close friend and dealer, she does her best not to rock the boat too hard. Told with Colwin’s unique humor and incisive characterization, this is a story about friendship within a marriage and outside of it. A Vintage Short.
© Nancy Crampton
Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels, Happy All the Time, Family Happiness, Goodbye Without Leaving, A Big Storm Knocked It Over, and Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object; three collections of short stories, Passion and Affect, The Lone Pilgrim, and Another Marvelous Thing; and two collections of essays, Home Cooking and More Home Cooking. Colwin died in 1992. View titles by Laurie Colwin

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In this short story from Laurie Colwin’s The Lone Pilgrim, the perpetually stoned young wife of a popular college professor struggles to tell her husband that she’s been high since the day they met. Juggling her housewifish duties with her daily hours spent with her close friend and dealer, she does her best not to rock the boat too hard. Told with Colwin’s unique humor and incisive characterization, this is a story about friendship within a marriage and outside of it. A Vintage Short.

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© Nancy Crampton
Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels, Happy All the Time, Family Happiness, Goodbye Without Leaving, A Big Storm Knocked It Over, and Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object; three collections of short stories, Passion and Affect, The Lone Pilgrim, and Another Marvelous Thing; and two collections of essays, Home Cooking and More Home Cooking. Colwin died in 1992. View titles by Laurie Colwin

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