Title: Strickland: A Romance
Author: Masters, Hilary
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, New York
Publication Date: 1989
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: NF
Comments: Very light wear to d-j.
Synopsis: In this third novel in the “Harlem Valley” trio set in rural New York, TV and radio announcer Carroll Strickland is at a crossroads in his life. Noisy neighbors are disrupting his idyllic farm, his daughter, Leslie, is growing away from him, and his old professor and mentor has sent him on a professional wild-goose chase. This is an introspective time in Strickland’s life: he examines his relationships with his deceased wife and his adult daughter, and comes to grips with his involvement in the Vietnam War. Least of all, Strickland doesn’t expect a romance to develop with Robin Endicott, a distant cousin of his wife and a woman much younger than himself. Masters’s stream-of-consciousness style alternates between past and present as Strickland ponders his own life along with his country’s. A well-crafted slice of modern American life for larger fiction collections.