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I CANNOT GET YOU CLOSE ENOUGH.

Gilchrist, Ellen.

ISBN 10: 0316313130 / ISBN 13: 9780316313131
Published by LITTLE, BROWN., BOSTON, 1990
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Ellen Gilchrist on title page. Near fine in a close to fine dj. (Light foxing at top edge.Tiny nick at head of front cover of dj.) Three novellas.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 305186

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Title: I CANNOT GET YOU CLOSE ENOUGH.

Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN., BOSTON

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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In "Winter," "De Havilland hand," and "A summer in Maine," characters explore the love between parents and children

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YA-- Another example of Gilchrist's remarkable ability to create a complex character who stamps her unforgettable persona onto readers. Rhoda is a precocious, intellectual young woman who has just completed her freshman year at Vanderbilt. A southern daddy's girl with an Electra complex, she is constantly protected from want by her family's wealth and power, while she repeatedly rejects their efforts to protect her, cover up her mistakes, and even raise her children when she abdicates this duty. Through Gilchrist's skillful portrait of this insecure, yet enigmatic and fascinating woman, readers understand what it is to repeat destructive patterns because of a basic need to be loved. This need becomes a strangling obsession and an endless cycle of alcoholic binges that bring her to the brink of disaster. Readers will want Rhoda to shake loose her demons, while they know she will not. Although the book deals with subjects that require maturity, adolescents can learn a great deal about family relationships. A sobering and absorbing look at self-destructive behavior that comes from an unhealthy dependency on others and an inability to take responsibility for one's actions.
- Barbette Timperlake, R.E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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