This novel chronicles the loneliness of childhood and incipient womanhood, the salvation of friendship and the ties between daughters and parents, by recording the events in the lives of Grace, Emily and Jane, growing up in the 1950s and 1960s in urban middle-class families.
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About the Author:
Praise for Lynne Tillman
"Lynne Tillman has always been a hero of mine?not because I 'admire' her writing, (although I do, very, very much), but because I feel it. Imagine driving alone at night. You turn on the radio and hear a song that seems to say it all. That's how I feel..." ? Jonathan Safran Foer
"One of America's most challenging and adventurous writers." ? Guardian
"Like an acupuncturist, Lynne Tillman knows the precise points in which to sink her delicate probes. One of the biggest problems in composing fiction is understanding what to leave out; no one is more severe, more elegant, more shocking in her reticences than Tillman." ? Edmund White
?Anything I’ve read by Tillman I’ve devoured.” ? Anne K. Yoder, The Millions
"If I needed to name a book that is maybe the most overlooked important piece of fiction in not only the 00s, but in the last 50 years, [American Genius, A Comedy] might be the one. I could read this back to back to back for years." ? Blake Butler, HTML Giant
Lynne Tillman (New York, NY) is the author of five novels, three collections of short stories, one collection of essays and two other nonfiction books. She collaborates often with artists and writes regularly on culture, and her fiction is anthologized widely. Her novels include American Genius, A Comedy (2006), No Lease on Life (1998) which was a New York Times Notable Book of 1998 and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Cast in Doubt (1992), Motion Sickness (1991), and Haunted Houses (1987). The Broad Picture (1997) collected Tillman’s essays, which were published in literary and art periodicals. Her most recent book, Someday This Will Be Funny was a New York Times Editors Choice and an Oprah Summer Reading Pick. She is the Fiction Editor at Fence Magazine, Professor and Writer-in-Residence in the Department of English at the University at Albany, and a recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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Book Description Serpent's Tail, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1852424001
Book Description Serpent's Tail, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111852424001