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The Bostons

Cooke, Carolyn

ISBN 10: 0618017682 / ISBN 13: 9780618017683
Published by Mariner (Houghton Mifflin), 2001
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First Edition (first printing). The debut by the author of DAUGHTERS OF THE REVOLUTION, a well-received story collection focusing on people who are stuggling within the confines of society and class. Fine in pictorial wraps as issued. Signed by Cooke on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 8424

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Title: The Bostons

Publisher: Mariner (Houghton Mifflin)

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Carolyn Cooke's stories have been featured in several volumes of PRIZE STORIES: THE O. HENRY AWARDS and THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES. Her highly anticipated debut collection tells hilarious and often savage truths about people struggling within the confines of history, society, and class.
Mr. Sargent, the aging Brahmin aesthete of the title story, scribbles his epiphanies on cocktail napkins and covers them up with his drinks. A Maine innkeeper shoots his wife, who remains bitterly loyal to him until the death of their son. A whole family conspires to keep the birth of yet another dirt-poor relation a secret from his grandmother. On the icy cobblestone streets of Boston and the rockbound coast of Maine, these vividly realized characters try to reconcile habits of obedience and self-reliance with the urgent desire to capture the wild core of life. The result is an explosion of exquisitely tuned voices, as authentic as they are unforgettable.

About the Author:

CAROLYN COOKE’s stories have been featured in The Best American Short Stories and twice in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. A graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, Cooke has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Yaddo. Born in Maine and raised in Boston, she has been a staff writer for Penthouse and reviewed fiction for The Nation. She lives in northern California with her husband and two children.

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