House on Coliseum Street (Southern Writers Series)

Grau, Shirley Ann

ISBN 10: 0380899396 / 0-380-89939-6
ISBN 13: 9780380899395
Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
Publication Date: 1986
Binding: Softcover
About this title:
Twenty-year-old Joan Mitchell has lived her entire life in the stately New Orleans house on Coliseum Street, where her mother and half sister have steadily undermined her self-regard. To Joan, her fate seems sealed and strangely inconsequential. Then a brief affair with Michael Kern, a man she knows to be a cad but is drawn to anyway, unfurls for her a surreal sequence of events-pregnancy, an abortion, and eventually withdrawal into a numbed existence. Only a growing obsession with Michael and a yearning to fill her cavernous loneliness spur Joan to any premeditated action. An intricate psychological novel that plumbs the pain and rage born of identity and volition suppressed, The House on Coliseum Street is an arresting, somber story that transcends period and place even as it so immediately evokes New Orleans in the late 1950s.

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Grau, Shirley Ann
ISBN 10: 0380899396
ISBN 13: 9780380899395
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Book Description: Avon Books (Mm), 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-204-69-7713307

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