Total Immersion

Product Number: EB00159858
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307786722
Publisher: The Dial Press
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In "The Succession," the members of a prosperous Hawaii synagogue agree on almost nothing. But when the president of the synagogue absconds with a small fortune, far deeper-and more troubling-rifts emerge...In "The Closet," Evelyn's sister flees her family to take up residence in the attic-while the shunned Evelyn finds herself slipping into the waters of her sister's soul...In "Wish List," an expert on terrorism, vacationing at an academic retreat in England,receives a late-night phone call from National Public Radio. Asked for commentary on a hostage situation of which he is ignorant, Ed can whisper only: "It's unspeakable." Total Immersion In these and other exquisite stories, Allegra Goodman fills rooms with laughter and voices, captures dinner parties, seaside picnics, academic grudges, shul politics, and the kind of hurts that only families and lovers can know. Featuring two new stories previously published in The New Yorker, Total Immersion is Allegra Goodman's first collection of short fiction-a masterful work from one of the most powerful and eloquent voices on the American literary landscape. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author(s): Allegra Goodman
Original Publish Date: Mar 09, 2011

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