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So Long, See You Tomorrow Book Review Summary

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Set in rural Illinois this novella starts with the murder of a tenant farmer Lloyd Wilson by his neighbour Clarence Smith and the subsequent suicide of Clarence. The story then unfolds through the eyes of the various protagonists telling their own stories as to how the dreadful events came about. The main character was a teenage boy at the time and the story is also about how he tries to terms with a silence that fell between him and the shattered murderer's son. A story about childhood, farming life, infidelity in a small town and the trauma of a murder. It brilliantly portrays the events of small town life and the childhood of the narrator.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   father Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   American Midwest If story of urban/rural...    -   Small town life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of crop raising Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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