Faithful Are the Wounds

Finalist, National Book Awards 1956 for Fiction

cover of Faithful Are the Wounds by May Sarton
ISBN 9780393084399
W. W. Norton & Company

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Set in the academic world of Harvard and Cambridge, this novel dramatizes the plight of the embattled American liberal in the 1950s. Its central character is Edward Cavan, a brilliant English professor, who commits suicide. His death sets off a shock wave among Cavan’s friends — and changes things for some of them forever.