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DO THE WINDOWS OPEN?

Hecht, Julie

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ISBN 10: 067945201X / ISBN 13: 9780679452010
Published by Random House, New York, 1997
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Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. The author's first book. ; 0.9 x 8.2 x 6 Inches; 212 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 36389

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Title: DO THE WINDOWS OPEN?

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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In an interconnected anthology of short stories, a freelance photographer and macrobiotics devotee pursues her art, capturing in a series of vignettes the hilarious horrors, mishaps, and foibles of modern life. A first collection. 15,000 first printing.

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Do the Windows Open? is a smashing debut by short-story writer Julie Hecht. Bound together by the insight and wit of her neurotic narrator, Hecht's short stories document the mania of the modern day in devastating detail. Hecht's narrator, a forty-something photographer, moves through the world burdened by the mundane and tawdry incidentals of contemporary existence. Taking in fertility clinics, hairpieces, obnoxious speech patterns and omnipresent consumer demographics, nothing escapes her eye or avoids her comment. The intelligence of her judgment negates the inanity of much of what she sees, and her stories become a tragicomic critique of her affluent and stifling social milieu.

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