An Elegy for September
112 pages, 6 x 9
Paperback
Release Date:01 Apr 2014
ISBN:9780826354709
GO TO CART

An Elegy for September

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

He is fifty, a man of middle years with a weak heart and two failed marriages. Mourning the loss of the boundless energy he squandered as a young man, he is a creature of habit now, relying on daily patterns to pace himself, to conserve what is left. She is nineteen, young enough to be his daughter, full of the vitality of youth and fearless--or perhaps only blind to the dangers life brings. Spare and moving, An Elegy for September captures the turning point in the life of a man as he confronts his own mortality--and confronts truths about himself he never suspected. Featuring some of John Nichols's best writing, An Elegy for September is a brief, poignant, and eloquent novel that renders an age-old story in a fresh and powerful form.

"One of the finest things he has ever written."--Los Angeles Times

John Nichols's most recent novel is On Top of Spoon Mountain, also available from the University of New Mexico Press. He is also the author of The Milagro Beanfield War and many other books. Nichols lives in Taos, New Mexico.

Find what you’re looking for...

Free shipping on Canadian orders over $40

Stay Informed

Receive the latest UBC Press news, including events, catalogues, and announcements.


Read past newsletters

Current Catalogue
Spring 2022 catalogue cover
Publishers Represented
UBC Press is the Canadian agent for several international publishers. Visit our Publishers Represented page to learn more.