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All the News I Need
by Joan Frank


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EXCERPT Because of course she feels what he feels.... People their age natter along not copping to it but the awareness is billboarded all over their faces -- a wavering, a hesitation, even those who used to crow and jab the air. The tablecloth of certainty, with all its sparkly settings, has been yanked, and not artfully.  Read more...


 
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Overview

EXCERPT Because of course she feels what he feels.... People their age natter along not copping to it but the awareness is billboarded all over their faces -- a wavering, a hesitation, even those who used to crow and jab the air. The tablecloth of certainty, with all its sparkly settings, has been yanked, and not artfully. It's why people drink.

All The News I Need probes the modern American response to inevitable, ancient riddles -- of love and sex and mortality.

Frances Ferguson is a lonely, sharp-tongued widow who lives in the wine country. Oliver Gaffney is a painfully shy gay man who guards a secret and lives out equally lonely days in San Francisco. Friends by default, Fran and Ollie nurse the deep anomie of loss and the creeping, animal betrayal of aging. Each loves routine but is anxious that life might be passing by. To crack open this stalemate, Fran insists the two travel together to Paris. The aftermath of their funny, bittersweet journey suggests those small changes, within our reach, that may help us save ourselves -- somewhere toward the end.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781625342621
  • ISBN-10: 1625342624
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 210
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.62 pounds

Series: Juniper Prize for Fiction

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