Come the Restorer

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ISBN 978-0-8101-5064-5
Publication Date
December 1996
Page Count
180 pages
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Come the Restorer

William Goyen

William Goyen's fifth novel is a fable of Texas country life in the first half of the twentieth century, portraying religious revivalism and the money madness and ecological destruction caused by the oil boom. His narrative is composed of the brief linked episodes and tales that are Goyen's trademark, and is written with an ear for the rhythms of regional speech that was his particular gift.

About the Author

Charles William Goyen (April 24, 1915 – August 30, 1983) was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, editor, and teacher. Born in a small town in East Texas, these roots would influence his work for his entire life.


"Mr. Goyen has the poet's consideration for the exact word, and he has a great sense of laughter."
The New Yorker

"William Goyen has always been the most mysterious of writers. He is poet, singer, musician as well as storyteller; he is a seer; a troubled visionary; a spiritual presence in a national literature largely deprived of the spiritual."

—Joyce Carol Oates