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The Curse of the Appropriate Man
The Curse of the Appropriate Man
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About the Book

These fourteen short stories, written over the past ten years but never before collected, deal with the struggles between mothers and their wayward daughters, the often preposterous bonds that tie men and women together, and the complex games masters and servants play with one another. In spare, elegant prose, Freed delivers surprise after surprise as she shakes the truth from life. Whether it's her portrayal of a mother mired in senile dementia in Ma, a young girl experiencing her first sexual encounter with an itinerant knife-sharpener in Under the House, or a young woman incapable of loving conventionally in An Error of Desire, Freed portrays the absurdity, the delusions, the dramas, and the dignity of her characters' lives. These masterful stories reinforce her reputation as one of our most fearless and sophisticated explorers of sexual and filial love.

About the Author: Lynn Freed is the author of five novels. She is the winner of numerous grants and the inaugural Katherine Anne Porter Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Born in South Africa, she lives in Sonoma, California.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780156029940
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publisher Imprint: Mariner Books
  • Depth: 0.125
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 15 mm
  • Width: 138 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0156029944
  • Publisher Date: 01 Sep 2004
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 205 mm
  • No of Pages: 188
  • Series Title: Harvest Original
  • Weight: 227 gr


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