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Women and Children First

Prose, Francine

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ISBN 10: 0394565738 / ISBN 13: 9780394565736
Published by Pantheon, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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229 pages, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Slight dust jacket edgewear, otherwise, very clean and tight copy. Record # 456113. Bookseller Inventory # 456113

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Title: Women and Children First

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Francine Prose's first collection of stories displays her gift for revealing the mysteries and contradictions at the heart of contemporary life.

A young woman, disappointed by her lover, discovers that "what you'd hoped was the start of your life could turn out to be a scene from someone else's porn movie." A college professor is disturbed by his attraction to the physical therapist caring for his dying father. A Manhattan gallery owner baby-sitting her infant nephew watches herself pretending to be her suburban housewife sister.

With wit and compassion, Prose's collection reminds us that nothing is as we've foreseen ... not even our own desires.

About the Author:

Francine Prose is the critically acclaimed author of nineteen novels, including the National Book Award Finalist Blue Angel and My New American Life. She has written three other novels for young adults: After, winner of the California Young Reader Medal, an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; Bullyville, a PW Best Book and Book Sense Children's Pick; and her most recent, Touch. She is also the author of two picture books, Leopold, the Liar of Leipzig and Rhino, Rhino, Sweet Potato. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, Francine Prose was Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She lives in New York City.

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