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The Liar's Wife : Four Novellas
by Mary Gordon


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In the short novels that make up this beautiful collection, Mary Gordon presents a quartet of finely rendered, emotionally resonant stories. Here we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her last days as a transplant in New York City; a vulnerable American graduate student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title, who gets more out of life than most; and Thomas Mann, opening the heart of a high schooler in the Midwest.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In the short novels that make up this beautiful collection, Mary Gordon presents a quartet of finely rendered, emotionally resonant stories. Here we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her last days as a transplant in New York City; a vulnerable American graduate student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title, who gets more out of life than most; and Thomas Mann, opening the heart of a high schooler in the Midwest. At every turn, Gordon revels in the interactions and crucial flashes of understanding that change lives forever. Entrancing reading, "The Liar's Wife" is a wonderful demonstration of Gordon's literary mastery and human sympathy.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780307390332
  • ISBN-10: 0307390330
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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