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Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, Karen Brown's "Little Sinners, and Other Stories" features a sad, strange mosaic of women and men grappling with the loss and pain of everyday existence, people inhabiting a suburban landscape haunted by ghosts: a mother who leaps from a ridge, a mistress found at the bottom of the Connecticut River, a father who dresses in a pale blue-custom suit--and disappears. The dead leave behind postcards, houses, bottles of sherry, bones. They become local legends, their stories part of the characters' own: an expectant mother in an isolated cottage on Long Island Sound uncovers an unsettling secret in her backyard; a troubled housewife is lured to a dinner party by a teenage girl whose mother has vanished under mysterious circumstances; a woman and her lover swim the pools of their neighborhood under cover of darkness; a young heiress struggles with mortality and the abandonments in her past.
These stories capture the domestic world in all its blighted promise--a world where women's roles in housekeeping, marriage, childbirth, and sex have been all too well defined, and where the characters fashion, recklessly and passionately, their own methods of escape.
Title: Little Sinners, and Other Stories (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:
ISBN Number: 0803243421
ISBN Number 13: 9780803243422
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: Z0803243421Z2
Description: 0803243421 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelf wear to the covers and a remainder mark to one edge- NICE!