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Family Attractions

Freeman, Judith

ISBN 10: 067082108X / ISBN 13: 9780670821082
Published by Viking, 1988
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition (first printing). The debut by the author of SET FOR LIFE and A DESERT OF PURE FEELING, a story collection in the tradition of Sherwood Anderson and Willa Cather. Fine/Fine. Signed by Freeman on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 10432

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Family Attractions

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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From Publishers Weekly:

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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