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A stone boat

Solomon, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 0452274982 / ISBN 13: 9780452274983
Editorial: Plume, New York, 1996
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241p., signed by Solomon, very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Solomon's first novel. N° de ref. de la librería 75510

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Título: A stone boat

Editorial: Plume, New York

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Paperback

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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An urgent, closely observed, deeply conflicted, elegant account . . . a winning blend of emotional intensity and elevated lyricism." (Los Angeles Times)

The New York Times Book Review praised A Stone Boat as "a shimmering remembrance of things past and a meditation on love and death." Newsday called it "intense and achingly beautiful."

Andrew Solomon tells an exquisitely perceptive story of family, identity, and the changes wrought by grief and loss. Harry, an internationally celebrated concert pianist, arrives in Paris to confront his glamorous mother about his homosexuality. Instead, he discovers that she is terminally ill. In an attempt to escape his feelings of guilt and depression at the prospect of her death, he embarks on a series of intense love affairs that force him to question his sexual identity. But as time runs out and tragedy looms closer, it is the relationship between Harry and his mother that emerges in all its stark simplicity and purity.

Part eulogy and part confession, A Stone Boat is a luminous and moving evocation of the love between a son and his mother.

About the Author:

Andrew Solomon is the author of The Noonday Demon and The Ivory Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost. A Stone Boat was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, ArtForum, and The New York Times Magazine.

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