The Lives of Edie Pritchard

Product Number: EB00764490
Released: Jul 07, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781643750576
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Description

Edie-beautiful, smart, self-assured-always worked hard. She worked as a teller at a bank, she worked to save her first marriage, and later, she worked to raise her daughter even as her second marriage came apart. Really, Edie just wanted a good life, but everywhere she turned, her beauty defined her. Two brothers fought over her. Her second husband became unreasonably possessive and jealous. Her daughter resented her. And now even as a grandmother, Edie finds herself harassed by a younger man. It's been a lifetime of proving that she is allowed to exist in her own sphere outside of their gaze. The Lives of Edie Pritchard tells the story of one woman trying to carve out her own space even as multiple men try to categorize and own her. This is a triumphant, engaging, and perceptive commercial novel, with complex characters who refuse to yield to easy interpretations. By following one woman and her descendants, Larry expertly takes us through the changing (yet also unchanging) perceptions of women through the decades.

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Author(s): Larry Watson
Original Publish Date: Jul 07, 2020

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