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The liar's wife : four novellas, Mary Gordon

Label
The liar's wife : four novellas
Title
The liar's wife
Title remainder
four novellas
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gordon
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
"The beloved author at her storytelling best: four wonderful novellas of Americans abroad and Europeans in America. In these absorbing and exquisitely made novellas of relationships at home and abroad, both historical and contemporary, we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her final days as a transplant to New York City; a vulnerable American grad student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title novella, who gets more out of life than most of us; and Thomas Mann, opening the heart of a high-school kid in America. These stories dazzle on the surface, with beautifully rendered settings and vistas, and dig deep psychologically. At every turn Gordon reveals in her characters' interactions those crucial flashes of understanding that change lives forever. So richly developed it is hard to believe they tales fit into novella-sized packages, these tales carry us away both as individual stories and as a larger, book-length experience of Gordon's mastery and human sympathy"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Gordon, Mary
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O669
LC item number
L63 2014
Literary form
fiction
Label
The liar's wife : four novellas, Mary Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The liar's wife -- Simone Weil in New York -- Thomas Mann in Gary, Indiana -- Fine art
Control code
ocn863198052
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780307377432
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013043926
System control number
(OCoLC)863198052
Label
The liar's wife : four novellas, Mary Gordon
Publication
Contents
The liar's wife -- Simone Weil in New York -- Thomas Mann in Gary, Indiana -- Fine art
Control code
ocn863198052
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780307377432
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013043926
System control number
(OCoLC)863198052

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