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Even Now (Fine First Edition)

Latiolais, Michelle

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ISBN 10: 0374149933 / ISBN 13: 9780374149932
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 1990
Condition: As New Hardcover
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New York: FSG, 1990. First Edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. Very fine in all respects. A pristine unread copy. Her first book. Purchased new and never opened. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 3731

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Title: Even Now (Fine First Edition)

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition....

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1990, First Edition, Hardcover with dust jacket, 211 pages

From Publishers Weekly:

Set in northern California, this sympathetic but slow-moving first novel traces the struggles of teenaged Lisa Sandham, torn between her divorced parents. Lisa's mother, Elisabeth, petulant and controlling, is accustomed to the limelight--she acts in summer stock and light opera, and plays the cello. She coaches Lisa to tell lawyers that she doesn't wish to live with her father, a pilot. Bewildered and anxious, Lisa does as she's told, her subsequent guilt exacerbated when her father accuses her of betraying him. Rivalry complicates Lisa and Elisabeth's relationship when they attend a fancy-dress ball given during an annual local Vintage Festival. There Lisa attracts the attention of her mother's boyfriend David, just back from Saudi Arabia, who begins a halfhearted flirtation with the girl. Lisa's unhappiness emerges in repetitive imagery of fists, both actual and metaphorical; e.g., "a.fist inside her punching out against her stomach and rib cage." Latiolais's tendency to explore the minutiae of Lisa's feelings results in a narrative that is stiflingly overexplicated and occasionally precious.
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