Título: Finding a Girl in America: Ten Stories & A ...
Editorial: David R Godine Publisher, Boston MA, U.S.A.
Año de publicación: 1980
Condición del libro: As New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
In his third Godine collection, the author of Separate Flights (1975) and Adultery & Other Choices (1977) deepens his hold on our attention. His people, the ones we see everyday but hardly know, deliver those recurrent shocks of recognition that are the mark of a seasoned storyteller. His largely coastal New England world more and more feels like a permanent part of the modern literary landscape.
The novella, 'Finding a Girl in America,' continues the life of Hank Allison, a central character in Dubus' earlier long tales, 'We Don't Live Here Anymore' and 'Adultery.' Hank is a man haunted by his failures as a husband, his concern for his daughter, and his need for a new marriage that can survive his obsessive writer's absorption with himself.
Other stories including 'Killings,' a swift and wholly successful tale of revenge; 'Townies,' about a young man whose affair with an undergraduate girl ends in deadly fury; 'At Saint Croix,' the story of a man and woman, both divorced, whose Caribbean spring vacation fails to exorcise his ghosts; 'The Pitcher,' where a baseball player can manage his arm but not his wife; and 'The Winter Father,' a story of overwhelming tenderness dealing with a divorced father and his weekend attempts to re-establish contact with his two children.
Subtle and haunting, Dubus concentrates his Chekhovian and utterly American attention on the residual anguish and momentary elation of deep attachments. Nothing in current American writing seems more genuine that this increasingly celebrated writer's rueful and chastened fictions.
8 1-hour cassettes
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción de la librería
Please place your order via the AbeBooks website and allow 2 business days for dispach. I provide buyer's with 30 days from the Estimated Delivery Date to initiate a return for their order.
Books are shipped from Boston, MA using USPS Standard shipping method (Media Mail). Shipping costs are based on book(s) weighing 2.2 LB(1 KG)to 4.0 LB(1.8 KG). If your book order is heavier or oversized, I might contact you to let you know that extra shipping is required. Requests form buyer for expedited shipping method can be accommodated.
Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería
Débito Directo (Pago Personalmente Autorizado) Cheque Dinero en Efectivo PayPal Contra Reembolso Letra de Cambio Transferencia Bancaria