At a glance:
- Author: Larry Woiwode
- First Published: 1975
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Domestic realism, Family literature, Novel
- Subjects: 1950's, 1960's, Family or family life, New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., United States or Americans, Parents and children, Nineteenth century, New York City, 1940's, 1910's, 1920's, 1930's, Fathers, Death or dying, Small-town life
- Locales: United States, Illinois, North Dakota, North America, New York, New York
The expansiveness and comic twists of Woiwode’s second novel, Beyond the Bedroom Wall: A Family Album, offer a marked contrast to What I’m Going to Do, I Think. In Beyond the Bedroom Wall, Woiwode parades sixty-three characters before the reader by the beginning of chapter 3. True to its subtitle, “A Family Album,” Beyond the Bedroom Wall is a rather impish and gangly work of loosely connected snapshots of three generations of the German Catholic immigrant Neumiller family. Woiwode straightforwardly invites the reader to leaf...
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