The Man Who Loved Levittown

DiMaria's [a character from the title story] solitary battle with his new neighbors is almost epic in scope. He is one of the most forceful and realistic voices I have listened to in recent fiction; in speaking to no one in particular, he speaks to us all . . . Willy Loman with guts.
The Southern Review
Winner of the 1985 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

This book is characterized by narrative vitality and emotional range. In Wetherell’s stories a suburban retiree’s assumptions about the ethos of Long Island life are challenged and dismissed by a younger generation, a young English woman achieves miracles by dancing with wounded soldiers during World War II, a tennis-mad bachelor plays an interior game as real to him as an actual match, and a black drifter converts an Asian couple to his bleak vision of American life and finds strange kinship with them.

160 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

December, 1985

isbn : 9780822935209

about the author

W. D.  Wetherell

W. D. Wetherell lives in Lyme Center, New Hampshire. He has published a novel, Souvenirs, and a book of essays, Vermont River. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many national magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. He has twice won O. Henry Awards and has been awarded a fellowship in fiction by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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