My Escapee: Stories

Stories
 
 
University of Massachusetts Press
  • erschienen am 15. Oktober 2012
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 165 Seiten
978-1-55849-986-7 (ISBN)
 

Delicate and assured, the stories in My Escapee illuminate unseen forces in women's lives: the shameful thought, the stifled hope, the subterranean stresses of marriage, friendship, and family. Grappling with lost memories, escaped time, the longing to be loved, and the instinct for autonomy, the stories peer inside their characters' minds to their benign delusions, their triumphs and defeats.

A girl taking a test for admittance to a selective school finds that what she loves most of all is the ordinary. A lonely young woman, sick of being sick, swaps places with her nurse. A college student deploys her more charming roommate to discover the secret rituals of an all-male club on campus. And in the title story, a woman in a nursing home receives mysterious missives from her longtime lover recalling fragments of their old life together.

  • Englisch
  • Massachusetts
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  • USA
  • Höhe: 213 mm
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  • Breite: 141 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 340 gr
978-1-55849-986-7 (9781558499867)
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Corinna Vallianatos's stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney's, A Public Space, Gettysburg Review, Epoch, and elsewhere. She was recently awarded a fellowship from The MacDowell Colony. She lives in Burlington, Vermont.

Bracing... clear, vivid, and affecting. Vallianatos's debut is rich with precisely rendered moments of painful recognition, resignation, or passionate defiance.

--Boston Globe At just 165 pages, including acknowledgments, My Escapee is a spare, precise book, vividly imagined with sparkly language, and it leaves us asking questions of both the world and ourselves long after turning the last page.

-- (01/01/0001) [This] taut, delicate collection is full of swift insights into expectation.... In the vivid lives of Vallianatos's characters, as in our own, hope and aim are often misaligned.

--New York Times Book Review Vallianatos's ten tales skillfully explore the emotional dimensions of the gap between identity and self-awareness.

--Booklist Age and illness, infirmity and death, love and betrayal, motherhood and youthful indecision--Vallianatos sculpts this ordinary stuff of life into stories that make common human frailties beautiful.

--Concord Monitor Vallianatos writes with insight, humor, and elegance.

--Publishers Weekly
 

Vallianatos writes with insight, humor, and elegance.

--Publishers Weekly

Age and illness, infirmity and death, love and betrayal, motherhood and youthful indecision--Vallianatos sculpts this ordinary stuff of life into stories that make common human frailties beautiful.

--Concord Monitor

Vallianatos's ten tales skillfully explore the emotional dimensions of the gap between identity and self-awareness.

--Booklist

[This] taut, delicate collection is full of swift insights into expectation.... In the vivid lives of Vallianatos's characters, as in our own, hope and aim are often misaligned.

--New York Times Book Review

At just 165 pages, including acknowledgments, My Escapee is a spare, precise book, vividly imagined with sparkly language, and it leaves us asking questions of both the world and ourselves long after turning the last page.

-- (01/01/0001)

Bracing... clear, vivid, and affecting. Vallianatos's debut is rich with precisely rendered moments of painful recognition, resignation, or passionate defiance.

--Boston Globe

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