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The Liar's Wife
by Mary Gordon


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The award-winning author at her storytelling best: four compelling novellas of Americans in Europe and Europeans in America.
In these absorbing and exquisitely made novellas of relationships at home and abroad, both historical and contemporary, we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her final days as a transplant to New York City; a vulnerable American grad student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title story, who gets more out of life than most of us; and Thomas Mann, opening the heart of a high-school kid in the Midwest.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The award-winning author at her storytelling best: four compelling novellas of Americans in Europe and Europeans in America.
In these absorbing and exquisitely made novellas of relationships at home and abroad, both historical and contemporary, we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her final days as a transplant to New York City; a vulnerable American grad student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title story, who gets more out of life than most of us; and Thomas Mann, opening the heart of a high-school kid in the Midwest. These narratives dazzle on the surface with beautifully rendered settings and vistas, and dig deep psychologically. At every turn, Mary Gordon reveals in her characters interactions those crucial flashes of understanding that change lives forever. So richly developed it s hard to believe they fit into novella-size packages, these tales carry us away both as individual stories and as a larger experience of Gordon s literary mastery and human sympathy."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307377432
  • ISBN-10: 0307377431
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 288


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