The Exact Image of Mother: Friedmann, Patty The Exact Image of Mother: Friedmann, Patty The Exact Image of Mother: Friedmann, Patty

The Exact Image of Mother

Friedmann, Patty

Published by Viking, New York, 1991
ISBN 10: 0670834912 / ISBN 13: 9780670834914
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Inscribed by Friedmann, "For Mary Jane, Happy Birthday from a friend of Kathleen's, Patty Friedmann, 3/28/91." Dust smudging to the price-clipped dust jacket. A debut coming of age novel involving three women in New Orleans. ; 227 pages; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 11595

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Synopsis: Darby Cooper, the irrepressible survivor of Jewish guilt, Holocaust memories, and modern romance, narrates this dark comedy, set in Jewish New Orleans, about the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, love and betrayal, death and renewal

From Publishers Weekly: A trio of eccentric women and the city of New Orleans come vividly alive in this diverting debut, an entertaining coming-of-age novel. In a voice quirky, irreverent and irresistible, heroine Darby Cooper takes the reader from her childhood to her adolescence--an adolescence that lasts a long time. At 30 Darby still is working through her anger at a narcissistic mother, who is too self-absorbed to give Darby the love she craves. She is angry at her grandmother for declining into senility just when Darby needs her most. Even her hometown contributes to Darby's alienation. Always having felt an outsider in largely Catholic New Orleans, Darby also is estranged from the small, wealthy Jewish community into which she was born. Listening to the ticking of her biological clock, Darby decides she wants a child and goes about fulfilling this desire in typically madcap fashion. Maternity makes Darby realize she must break with her own mother, leave New Orleans and finally grow up. Her original quirky voice never falters, imbuing this novel with a very Southern, rich and comic singularity.
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Title: The Exact Image of Mother
Publisher: Viking, New York
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Published by Viking, (New York) (1991)
ISBN 10: 0670834912 ISBN 13: 9780670834914
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Foxing on the top page edge else about near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some fading and edgewear. Inscribed by the author. Seller Inventory # 551017

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