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Carrying the Body (A Signed First Edition)

Dawn Raffel

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ISBN 10: 0743228634 / ISBN 13: 9780743228633
Published by New York: Scribner, 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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New York: Scribner (2002). First edition. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. A clean, tight copy. Comes with mylar dust jacket cover. Shipped in well-padded box. Smoke-free shop. Defect-free. Inscribed by author to prior owner on title page. Comes with author's signed personal card also. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # LW-1541

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Title: Carrying the Body (A Signed First Edition)

Publisher: New York: Scribner

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Synopsis:

Elise, a young woman with a mysteriously ill son, returns to her childhood home years after running away with a lover. Now destitute, she begins to search for an object hidden somewhere in the house, which has been in a state of disrepair since her mother's untimely death. Her father, who fled political terror in in his youth, is frail and often dreaming. So it falls to Elise's older sister, who has never left home, to maintain family order. Unraveled by alcohol and her own longing for escape, "Aunt," as Elise's sister is simply known, is further disturbed by the child's illness and his mother's irresponsibility. To placate the child, she turns to the bedtime tale of the Three Little Pigs, which becomes increasingly corrupted with each telling. As Aunt struggles to take care of the child, she recalls -- with a mixture of jealousy and resentment -- the day her sister left home. Meanwhile, Elise continues her search, with consequences that will alter Aunt's life irrevocably. A writer of "obvious and extreme talent" ("Los Angeles Times"), Raffel uses starkly beautiful, stunningly precise language to etch this compelling portrait of a family torn apart by longing, miscommunication, and misdirected love. Meticulously crafted and utterly absorbing, "Carrying The Body" is ultimately about the inescapable emotional legacies passed from generation to generation, and our dreams of refuge and release.

About the Author:

Dawn Raffel is the executive articles editor of O, The Oprah Magazine and the former fiction editor at Redbook. Her work has been published in a variety of periodicals and has been widely anthologized. Her first book, a collection of stories titled In the Year of Long Division, was published to critical acclaim. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, with her husband and two sons.

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