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Latiolais, Michelle

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ISBN 10: 0374149933 / ISBN 13: 9780374149932
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on title page. Also SIGNED and inscribed on half-title page: "For Dan Monte- Who made my day this fall by letting me know that 'Even Now', out-of-print or not, was still being read. Thank you. Michelle, Feb. 3, 1993, Los Angeles." $18.95 price present on DJ flap. Hint of foxing to page edges. Also includes laid-in two handwritten SIGNED letters (ALS) from author. Author's first novel. Bookseller Inventory # 008749

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

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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An evocative portrait of a young girl struggling with the complexities of adolescence and maturity and the unresolved conflicts of her childhood focuses on fifteen-year-old Lisa, the introspective child of divorced parents

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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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