William Maxwell was an American author, editor, and novelist, known for his narrative style and introspective works. He served as a fiction editor at The New Yorker for 40 years, influencing the careers of many prominent writers. His notable works include 'They Came Like Swallows' and 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'. Maxwell's writing is celebrated for its emotional depth and portrayal of human relationships.
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The novel revolves around a young boy in Illinois who befriends a new classmate, Cletus, whose father has been murdered. The protagonist becomes obsessed with the murder, imagining the events leading up to the tragedy from the perspectives of the involved parties. The novel explores themes of memory, guilt, and the impact of trauma on childhood friendships.