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Women and Children First Stories

Prose, Francine

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ISBN 10: 0394565738 / ISBN 13: 9780394565736
Published by Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Women and Children First Stories

Publisher: Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First 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.

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Revelations of the mysterious, contradictory heart of everyday life It's one thing for your husband to leave you for another woman, but how is a person supposed to feel when the man of her dreams abandons her for the stars themselves? In the twelve tales of Women and Children First, Francine Prose shows us an alcoholic trying to improve himself by fasting, a housewife enrolled in the New Consciousness Academy, and a French literature professor who's begun to fear Madame Bovary. Prose's characters are lost, frightened, and alone-and far more like us than we might care to admit.

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