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Our History in New York covers a single year in the lives of narrator Chloe, her long-time lover Helen, and their friends. From AIDS to the glory of Greenwich Village to romance and aging, the novel addresses time, art, mortality and community at a century’s end. The New York Times said of this nationally reviewed author: “Abrams has a superb talent for the specific ... She [has] her own style—a mixture of introspection, common sense, daydreaming and recollection—and controls it beautifully.” Sojourner called “each chapter an exquisite short story ... Abrams paints ... neighborhoods with the precision of the old Dutch Masters.”
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Linsey Abrams is one of our most gifted contemporary novelists. Her work has been praised by Grace Paley for being "...dense, loving, inventive...allowing language its own robust, risky play." Her first novel Charting by the Stars was compared by MS Magazine to Margaret Atwood's Surfacing and The Chicago Sun Times hailed her "ability to say the unsayable."From the Author:
Our History in New York is my third novel; it follows a group of lesbian and gay friends over the course of a year. In its funnier moments, and there are many--if being gay isn't surreal enough for you, try reading the newspaper or taking the subway--it celebrates the city-as-cosmos for a cast of bemused characters at the crossroads of two millennia. But the story of Chloe, the narrator, tells about and experiences with her longtime lover Helen and the friends they care about is deeper. It's about all they couldn't have seen coming when they were young at the end of the sixties...the constancy of heartbreak, the intractability of racial and sexual divides, the tyranny of culture, AIDS...but also lesbian and gay families, a greater fluidity of gender, the beginning of the end of being closeted, finding one another. It's also about art, time and memory, how people go into and out of one another's lives over decades creating their history.
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Book Description Global City Pr, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. First. Seller Inventory # DADAX0964129205
Book Description Global City Pr, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0964129205