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Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle: A Book of Stories


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ISBN 10: 0316313181 / ISBN 13: 9780316313186
Published by Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle: A Book ...

Publisher: Little Brown & Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Book

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In her fourth collection of short stories, the American Book Award-winning author integrates favorite old characters with some colorful newcomers in such works as "The Man Who Kicked Cancer's Ass"

From Publishers Weekly:

Although several stories in Gilchrist's ( The Anna Papers ) latest collection are distinguished by her old magic--they have energy and gusto and humor, and a dark layer of knowledge beneath their nostalgiac tone--too many of them seem self-indulgent and self-referential, as though Gilchrist is writing only for readers familiar with her established characters. So although we are glad to read the three tales that harken back to the shared childhoods of Rhoda, Dudley and Saint John, the fourth, "Mexico," in which they are jaded adults, is a disappointment. (Much married and divorced, Rhoda, who once was so fascinating, seems tasteless and self-absorbed.) Nora Jane returns in the title story and two others, and these are vivified by the debut of a new character, Lin Tan Sing, a Chinese medical student and geneticist who has analyzed Nora's amniocentesis, and predicts the futures of her unborn twins; in one of the stories, Nora gives birth to the twins in gory detail. In two other tales, unfortunately histrionic and foolishly sentimental, Barrett Clare discovers her real mother. Gilchrist's stylistic ticks--several of her characters quote Matthew Arnold, and nearly all are obsessed with the color yellow--become somewhat exasperating in a writer with talent to burn.
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