VIOLENCE

Bausch, Richard

ISBN 10: 0395595096 / ISBN 13: 9780395595091
Published by Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. dj, 1992
Hardcover
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A study of the lingering effects of violence: being involved as a hostage in a convenience store holdup and murder triggers the protagonist's memories of the abuse he suffered as a child and creates a fear that he will not be able to break the cycle. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 52313

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Title: VIOLENCE

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. dj

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this shattering novel, a man walks into a convenience store--which turns out to be precisely the wrong place at the wrong time. The near-death and seemingly arbitrary survival of Charles Connally are rendered with a realism, horror, and compassion that explore the strands of brutality running invisibly through his life, his wife's--and perhaps, that of the entire nation. Author reading tour.
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From Publishers Weekly:

This beautifully observed story centers around Charles Connally, a Virginia college student in his mid-20s who is ambivalent about wife Carol's unexpected pregnancy. The coolness of his response troubles both of them on a Christmastime drive to visit his mother in Chicago where, in an all-night convenience store, Connally is present during a robbery that turns into a killing. Hailed as a hero for saving a woman's life, Connally, who knows his action was inadvertent, becomes increasingly anxious and withdrawn. Back in Virginia, as Carol's pregnancy develops complications, the prospect of fatherhood perturbs him more and more. He becomes obsessed with his experience in Chicago and with hidden events in his past, particularly those involving his father, whom his mother left when Connally was very young. Connally finally returns to Chicago for a series of confrontations. Examining the aftereffects--and origins--of violence in Connally's life, novelist and short story writer Bausch ( Mr. Field's Daughter ; The Fireman's Wife and Other Stories ) remains true to his emotionally repressed characters throughout. But while avoiding melodrama and sentimentality, he delivers less tension and fewer surprises than his readers have come to expect. BOMC alternate.
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