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Lancelotta, Victoria.

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ISBN 10: 1582431140 / ISBN 13: 9781582431147
Published by Counterpoint., NY:, 2003
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by the author on a publisher's label, which is laid in. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 12607

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Title: FAR

Publisher: Counterpoint., NY:

Publication Date: 2003

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition.

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A dark, unsettling novel about a woman whose reluctance to adopt traditional female roles of marriage and motherhood results in a painful alienation from her Italian-American family and community. Written with Lancelotta's characteristic passion and wit, Far is a haunting exploration of what it means for a woman to be alone in her family, her house and her body, even as she is hemmed in by them.Martha is single, in her early 30s, and has lived in Baltimore all her life. But she is late to do what they all expect her to do--marry and have children --and is instead involved with Edward, a man chosen precisely because she believes that he expects none of these things from her. When she begins to suspect otherwise, she accepts a new job in the small-town South. Martha yearns to be free of the sense of having disappointed her family--and just about everyone. But the ache for resolution proves too strong. As Martha discovers a growing intimacy between Edward and her sister, she's forced to take responsibility for her isolation.

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Victoria Lancelotta's work has appeared in the Mississippi Review, Threepenny Review, and Glimmer Train, as well as the anthologies Fiction 2000 and Yellow Silk. She has been the Fiction Editor of the Mississippi Review and the Georgetown Review, and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Resident Artists' Program, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee. This is her first novel.

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