FAMILY ATTRACTIONS.

Freeman, Judith.

ISBN 10: 067082108X / ISBN 13: 9780670821082
Published by New York: Viking, (1988.) dj, 1988
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Her first book, a collection of short stories, with praise from such writers as Ivan Doig and Alice Adams. Several of the stories are set in Mormon Utah, where the author was born and raised. INSCRIBED on the title page "To -- best wishes" 227 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. LIMITED TIME SALE: All prices shown have been REDUCED by 25% for the ABEBOOKS SALE. Dust jacketsare protected with archival covers, and books are carefully packed for shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 55071

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Title: FAMILY ATTRACTIONS.

Publisher: New York: Viking, (1988.) dj

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This collection of stories about the ties that bind families together includes the title story about a stepfamily's strained and awkward struggle to build an affectionate relationship with his stepdaughters

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Freeman's 11-story debut is an able chronicle of the ordinary, bittersweet routine of family life, but one wishes for more sparkle in her earthy, gentle prose. In the title story, a man marries a woman 25 years his junior and gradually assimilates into her family, but the specter of a hospitalized child forces a wedge between a young Mormon couple in "Going out to Sea." In "What Is This Movie?" a mother demonstrates solidarity with a somewhat estranged daughter by deflating the tires of a car belonging to the younger woman's unfaithful lover; and the Mexican gardener of "The Rake People" abducts the beloved pet of a married client who refuses his affections. A number of stories depict characters on the threshold of change: a UPS man delivers a package to a lonely widow on her birthday and stays for dinner in "The Joan Crawford Letter"; a woman who breaks off a relationship with a married man musters strength and resolve from her family in "Camp Rose"; a converted Mormon's recovery from a grave illness brings him closer to faith in the pagan magic of nature but spurs his wife to renounce the last vestiges of her Catholicism in "The Death of a Mormon Elder." (Mormons figure in several pieces but, with the exception of this story, the background details are, unfortunately, not developed.)
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