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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library KRA (Text) 33500013298807 New Checked out 12/16/2020
Moorhead Public Library KRA (Text) 33500013298815 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062431028
  • ISBN: 0062431021
  • Physical Description: 229 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Switzerland -- Zusya on the roof -- I am asleep but my heart is awake -- End days -- Seeing Ershadi -- Future emergencies -- Amour -- In the garden -- The husband -- To be a man.
Summary, etc.:
The National Book Award finalist explores contemporary gender realities in a collection of short fiction that traces the experiences of diverse characters at various stages of life.
With sons and lovers, seducers and friends, husbands lost and regained, or husbands who were never husbands at all, how many men can a woman's lifetime hold? What does it mean to be a man and a woman together; or a man and a woman, once together and now apart? Krauss's stories illuminate the moments in the lives of women in which the forces of sex, power and violence collide.--adapted from Amazon info.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #1
    *Starred Review* What defines a life well-lived? What does it take for a chance encounter that turns into a friendship developed over the course of one summer to make its presence felt decades on? Krauss (Forest Dark, 2017) winningly explores these and other weighty issues in a home run of a short story collection. The characters frequently struggle under the burden of familial guilt compounded by geography. In "The Husband," a U.S.-based psychiatrist confronts her feelings of hopelessness and jealousy as her aged mother finds new love in Israel. In "I Am Asleep But My Heart Is Awake," a daughter makes peace with her father's death and peeks into a vision of his life beyond one that she had made room for. Jewish themes flow through many stories, most strikingly in "In the Garden," where a horticulture apprentice finds out that "Latin America's greatest landscape architect" was a Nazi agent. Above all, these stories pay homage to strong women. As female characters mature, they find resilience in the power they wield despite societal constraints. Like the narrator in "Seeing Ershadi," all of Krauss' women characters women eventually realize that their triumphs are due to "strengths we dragged up from the nothingness of our own depths." Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author).
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Short stories.
Short stories.

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