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A Period of Confinement (SIGNED)

Crone, Moira

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ISBN 10: 0399131361 / ISBN 13: 9780399131363
Published by Putnam Publishing Group, The, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on title page (signature only). Also SIGNED and inscribed to seller by author on half-title page. author's second book. $19.95 price present on DJ flap. Bookseller Inventory # 002695

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Title: A Period of Confinement (SIGNED)

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group, The, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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A Baltimore working-class neighborhood verging on the arty is the background for the tenuous relationship between twenty-seven-year-old Alma Taylor, who has always steered clear of family commitments, and Richard Kaplan, who always keeps his options open

From Publishers Weekly:

There is much to savor in this small, deeply affecting novel, written in the voice of a woman who abandons her baby and husband in a depressed, confused postpartum "period of confinement." The endearing protagonist, Alma Taylor, who has "never stuck to anything" and is unsure of her own identity, explores the blessings and perils of forming attachments while making the difficult, irrevocable transition from daughter to wife and mother. With a keen ear for dialogue and a penchant for descriptions as palpable as the artist Alma's paintings, Crone (The Winnebago Mysteries and Other Stories weaves the bizarre with the mundane, breathing life into Alma's pregnancy and childbirth, her mother-in-law Rachel's death as well as her friend Gina's sex-change operation. Crone's lyric, fluent prose is deceptively artless, her wry humor and lack of sentimentality refreshing. The shimmering tale has a few rough edgesRachel's ambiguous attitude toward Alma needs delineation; the depiction of Jewish life is stereotypicalbut to dwell on them would be quibbling.
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