Terrific Mother

(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
20%
CHF 5.50 Sie sparen CHF 1.40
Auslieferung erfolgt in der Regel innert 2 bis 4 Werktagen.
Kartonierter Einband

Beschreibung

Faber 90th Stories brings together some of our finest short stories, past, present and future.

Informationen zum Autor Lorrie Moore! after serving for almost three decades as the Delmore Schwartz Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! has been named the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Moore has received numerous grants and awards! from among others: the Lannan Foundation! the National Books Critics Circle! and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her most recent novel! A Gate at the Stairs ! was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize. Klappentext Adrienne is living in a puritanical age, when the best compliment a childless woman can get is: 'You'd make a terrific mother'. That's when she goes to her friends' Labor Day picnic and accidentally kills their baby. The shock of this scene is expertly packed into two brief paragraphs. Zusammenfassung Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. Adrienne is living in a puritanical age, when the best compliment a childless woman can get is: 'You'd make a terrific mother'. That's when she goes to her friends' Labor Day picnic and accidentally kills their baby. The shock of this scene is expertly packed into two brief paragraphs. What follows is Adrienne's retreat from life and her attempt to return to it. Her sharp scepticism about the people around her is achingly funny. Yet beyond derision there is forgiveness and something along the lines of love. Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

Vorwort
Faber 90th Stories brings together some of our finest short stories, past, present and future.

Autorentext
Lorrie Moore, after serving for almost three decades as the Delmore Schwartz Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Moore has received numerous grants and awards, from among others: the Lannan Foundation, the National Books Critics Circle, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her most recent novel, A Gate at the Stairs, was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize.

Klappentext

Adrienne is living in a puritanical age, when the best compliment a childless woman can get is: 'You'd make a terrific mother'. That's when she goes to her friends' Labor Day picnic and accidentally kills their baby. The shock of this scene is expertly packed into two brief paragraphs.



Zusammenfassung

Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

Adrienne is living in a puritanical age, when the best compliment a childless woman can get is: 'You'd make a terrific mother'. That's when she goes to her friends' Labor Day picnic and accidentally kills their baby.

The shock of this scene is expertly packed into two brief paragraphs. What follows is Adrienne's retreat from life and her attempt to return to it.

Her sharp scepticism about the people around her is achingly funny. Yet beyond derision there is forgiveness and something along the lines of love.

Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

Mehr anzeigen

Produktinformationen

Titel
Terrific Mother
Untertitel
Faber Stories
Autor
EAN
9780571351831
ISBN
978-0-571-35183-1
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Faber & Faber, London
Genre
Romane & Erzählungen
Veröffentlichung
17.12.2018
Anzahl Seiten
80
Gewicht
66g
Größe
H6mm x B161mm x T110mm
Jahr
2019
Untertitel
Englisch
Mehr anzeigen
Andere Kunden kauften auch