Gene was a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas was a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happened between them at school one summer during the early years of World War II is the subject of A Separate Peace. A great bestseller for over thirty years–one of the most starkly moving parables ever written of the dark forces that brood over the tortured world of adolescence.
John Knowles, who died in 2001, was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University, as well as a recipient of the William Faulkner Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Insititute of Arts and Letters.
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Published by Listening Library (Audio) Jul 05, 2000| 135 Minutes| Young Adult| ISBN 9780553751239
"I think it is the best-written, best-designed and most moving novel I have read in many years. Beginning with a tiny incident among ordinary boys, it ends by being as deep and as big as evil itself." — Aubrey Menen
"A quietly vital and cleanly written novel that moves, page by page, towards a most interesting target." — Truman Capote
"Is he the successor to Salinger for whom we have been waiting so long? – Encounter.