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Flesh and Blood

Cunningham, Michael

Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1995
ISBN 10: 0374181136 / ISBN 13: 9780374181130
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Title: Flesh and Blood

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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FINE/FINE copy protected by archival Brodart cover. A tight, bright copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000410

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Synopsis: Following the Stassos family through four generations of ambition, love, violence, and change, a powerful narrative focuses on the turbulent lives of the Stassos children. By the author of A Home at the End of the World. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

From the Publisher: In Flesh and Blood, Michael Cunningham takes us on a masterful journey through four generations of the Stassos family as he examines the dynamics of a family struggling to "come of age" in the 20th century.

In 1950, Constantine Stassos, a Greek immigrant laborer, marries Mary Cuccio, an Italian-American girl, and together they produce three children: Susan, an ambitious beauty, Billy, a brilliant homosexual, and Zoe, a wild child. Over the years, a web of tangled longings, love, inadequacies and unfulfilled dreams unfolds as Mary and Constantine's marriage fails and Susan, Billy, and Zoe leave to make families of their own. Zoe raises a child with the help of a transvestite, Billy makes a life with another man, and Susan raises a son conceived in secret, each extending the meaning of family and love. With the power of a Greek tragedy, the story builds to a heartbreaking crescendo, allowing a glimpse into contemporary life which will echo in one's heart for years to come.

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