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THE ELIZABETH STORIES.

Huggan, Isabel.

ISBN 10: 0887505201 / ISBN 13: 9780887505201
Published by OBERON. NP 1984, 1984
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: THE ELIZABETH STORIES.

Publisher: OBERON. NP 1984

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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This collection of eight interconnected stories about the pleasures and pains of growing up focuses on Elizabeth, and awkward child who is always on the brink of being laughed at, teased, or ignored

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These eight related stories, which follow Elizabeth through childhood and adolescence, examine the chasm between the private and public selves: by design or gaucherie, Elizabeth often humiliates her mother by abandoning public propriety to display her private feelings. Thus, in "Celia Behind Me," nine-year-old Elizabeth passionately loathes a diabetic schoolmate, Celia. Elizabeth's mother insists that she be kind to Celia and threatens a public spanking if she is not. Nevertheless, Elizabeth loses her temper, attacks Celia, and is then forced to confront the secret darkness in herself. Ultimately, we see that Elizabeth's failure to be a good daughter is matched by her parents' failure as parents. Huggan's voice is spare, clear, unsentimental, never acrimonious. And she is often funny. An engaging collection, beautifully written and highly recommended.Marcia Tager, Tenafly, N.J.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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