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Lone Stars

Healy, Sophia

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ISBN 10: 0871133024 / ISBN 13: 9780871133021
Editorial: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989
Condición: Near Fine
Librería: Tornbooks (Austin, TX, Estados Unidos de America)

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Inscribed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover, dust jacket, 169 pp, slight rubbing to jacket, else a clean and near fine copy. N° de ref. de la librería 500664

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Título: Lone Stars

Editorial: Atlantic Monthly Press

Año de publicación: 1989

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed By Author

Edición: First Edition

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Book jacket/back: Composed with the pureness and resonant simplicity of a classical Greek fable, this engaging tale of love and mutability marks a stunning debut by a unique new voice in American fiction.

Set amid the arid beauty of central Texas, Lone Stars tells the tale of two eccentric exiles, Stas and Lupe, who are struggling to maintain their identity and their relationship amid the myriad distractions of contemporary American culture. Stas, a Polish émigré, is torn by his conflicting ambitions as an artist and a stock market speculator. Stas's wife, Lupe, is a young Mexican artist, twenty years his junior.

When Lupe's career suddenly blossoms, just as Stas's interest in art is supplanted by his passion for the stock market, the calm surface of their lives is roiled by the undercurrents of loneliness and jealousy each of them feels.
A classic triangle quickly develops. Although his marriage to Lupe holds more richness for Stas than he ever thought possible, his former lover-the sensuous, exotic Gosia- torments his memory and disturbs his dreams. And when Lupe develops a passionate friendship with Gosia, Stas is filed with dismay.

By turns provocative, quirky, and humorous, Lone Stars is a deliciously off-beat novel that offers an original view of American life in all its shimmering grotesquerie and glory.

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Lupe is a young Mexican artist, dark, sensual and close enough to the earth to know the curandero --ancient herbal cures. Her husband Stas is a Polish emigre, also an artist, 20 years older than Lupe and obsessed with playing the stock market. They live in Texas on the bank of a small river called the Little Plata, within easy reach of Lupe's extended Mexican family and Stas's surprisingly large, intellectual emigre community. This ultra-spare first novel examines the thoughts each has about the other as Lupe prepares for a show in Houston, and then has an affair with the gallery owner, a Polish woman and former lover of Stas. While the love between Lupe and Stas endures--is even affirmed--Healy, also an artist, tells their tale with so light a touch it's hard to hold on to. Her intrinsically interesting characters speak often in cliches and are given to sudden, unexplained gestures that seem arbitrary. More mannered than subtle, Lupe and Stas's story is oversimplified and undertold.
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