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FLESH AND BLOOD.

Cunningham, Michael.

ISBN 10: 024113515X / ISBN 13: 9780241135150
Published by FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX. NY 1995, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Michael Cunningham on the title page. Fine in a fine dj. Author's SECOND book. (LRC); Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 4607

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Title: FLESH AND BLOOD.

Publisher: FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX. NY 1995

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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In 1950, Constantine (a Greek immigrant labourer) marries Mary (an Italian American girl) and together they produce three children. Over the years, a web of tangled longings, love, inadequacies and unfulfilled dreams unfolds as Mary and Constantine’s marriage fails, and their children leave to make unconventional families of their own. With the power of a Greek tragedy, the story builds to a heartbreaking crescendo.

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Michael Cunningham's novel A Home at the End of the World introduced him as one of the most passionate of contemporary writers. In Flesh and Blood, he has produced a work of broad sweep, powerful narrative drive, and intense feeling.

Flesh and Blood follows the Stassos family through four generations, as it is transformed by ambition, love, violence, and accumulating history. Constantine Stassos, a Greek immigrant, marries Mary Cuccio, an Italian-American girl, and they have three children, each fated to a complex life. Susan is oppressed by her beauty and her father's affections; Billy is brilliant, and gay; Zoe is a wild, heedless visionary. As the years pass, their lives unfold in ways that compel them, and their parents, to meet ever greater challenges. Zoe raises a child in New York with a transvestite friend; Billy searches for love and battles with his father; Susan raises a son whose explosive emotions bring the story to its climax.

Generous, masterfully crafted, alternately stirring and heartbreaking, Flesh and Blood is a rich and memorable sounding of contemporary life.

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