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Walking the Dog
by Elizabeth Swados and Gloria Steinem


Overview - Former child prodigy and rich-girl kleptomaniac, Ester--renamed into the gentile Carleen for her own protection--is incarcerated after a botched heist. For two decades, time is the enemy. Her twenties and thirties crawl by in stifling isolation.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Former child prodigy and rich-girl kleptomaniac, Ester--renamed into the gentile Carleen for her own protection--is incarcerated after a botched heist. For two decades, time is the enemy. Her twenties and thirties crawl by in stifling isolation. When finally let loose onto the streets of New York, she finds a job wrestling spoiled canines as a dog walker in Manhattan's most elite neighborhoods, relating better with their brutish instincts than with their human owners. Determined to also prove herself a real person, Carleen tries to reconnect with her estranged and ferociously Orthodox daughter.

Amid the strained brunch dates, unsent letters, and the continuing trauma of prison, Carleen begins a slow and halting process of self-discovery. Strikingly funny and self aware, this belated coming-of-age novel asks the question: How do you restart after crashing your first chance at life?


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781558619210
  • ISBN-10: 1558619216
  • Publisher: Feminist Press
  • Publish Date: June 2016
  • Page Count: 392
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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