Youth and the Bright Medusa

Willa Cather

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Youth and the Bright Medusa is a book by American author Willa Cather, first published in 1920. It is a collection of eight short stories including Coming, Aphrodite! (about Eden Bower and her creepy neighbour Don Hedger); The Diamond Mine (the sad story of Cressida Garnet's relationship with her family); A Gold Slipper (an encouter with a singer has a lasting impression); Scandal (involves the singer from the previous story); Paul's Case (about a young, gay man who struggles to return to his oppressive life in Pittsburgh after visiting New York City); A Wagner Matinée (a young Bostonian named Clark receives word that his Aunt Georgiana is coming to visit from Nebraska to settle an estate); The Sculptor's Funeral (emotions are stirred during the funeral of Harvey Merrick); and, A Death In The Desert (about a man forever trying to escape the similarity between himself and his brother).

This book has 67,603 words, 102 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1920.

Production notes: This ebook of Youth and the Bright Medusa was published by Global Grey on the 19th November 2018, and updated on the 25th February 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Young Woman In Kimono' - by Alfred Henry Maurer.

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