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Seeking Rapture: A Memoir free pdf When Kathryn Harrison was a little girl, her young mother left her in the care of her British grandmother. A remarkable woman and master storyteller, she had jilted an array of suitable men before concluding that she was not quite modern enough to have a baby without a husband. She finally married, at the age of 43, in 1942. The fruit of this union, Harrison's mother, was no more interested in forming permanent relationships. An occasional witness to her daughter's growth to adulthood, she would appear sporadically in film-star clothes and force unwanted glamour on her shy child. Now a mother herself, Harrison has written a memoir about the ties that bind mothers to their children - and the forces that can drive them apart. She reveals the thrill of shoplifting, and the horror of shopping with mother, sharing those unforgettable episodes that form the drama of domestic life. From the importance and danger of children's imaginary worlds to the unnerving pleasure a mother can derive from meting out punishment to a bloodthirsty tick, this book offers a glimpse into the worlds of mother and child and a portrait of three very different mothers.

About Kathryn Harrison

Kathryn Harrison is the author of the novels THE BINDING CHAIR, EXPOSURE, A THOUSAND ORANGE TREES, and the memoir THE KISS, all available from Fourth Estate. She lives in New York with her husband, the novelist Colin Harrison, and their children.

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Author : Kathryn Harrison
Publisher : Fourth Estate Ltd
Data Published : 03 March 2003
ISBN : 0007143184
EAN : 9780007143184
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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