Red Car

Product Number: EB00653597
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781936747153
Publisher: Sarabande Books
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A dozen "vibrant...?trikingly perceptive" stories about love-romantic, familial, comedic, and tragic, by the celebrated novelist and playwright (Booklist). Crossing a range of landscapes and eras, spanning age and gender, and circling taboos with a sly wit, "these 12 luminous stories...?eature narrators who find mature, often solitary forms of reckoning, and even happiness. There is not a false note in Bingham's striking collection" (Publishers Weekly). In "A Gift for Burning" a woman regrets wasting all her energy on getting married, getting unmarried, and getting married again; "That Winter" introduces us to a woman writer in a Colorado cabin, isolated by the brutal weather, and liberated by a mysterious guest; in "Sagesse," an American family gets a startling awakening while vacationing on the beaches of Normandy after World War II; the fearsome and tiring demands of matrimony are exposed in "Porn"; "Sweet Peas" exquisitely seizes on one single precious moment that destroys a couple's budding romance; and in the title story, the eponymous '65 Pontiac comes to symbolize the inevitable end of a marriage. Praised for her "skillfully suggestive amalgam of Katherine Mansfield and Eudora Welty...?nd their "unblinking gaze", Red Car is Sallie Bingham at her masterful best (The New York Times Book Review).

Author(s): Sallie Bingham
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2008

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