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"Joan Wickersham's brilliant "The News From Spain "shows, in all its twisty beauty, what a short story collection can do. The stories are gorgeous in themselves, but the way they speak to each other is truly extraordinary."--Elizabeth McCracken, author of "An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination
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From the author of the acclaimed memoir "The Suicide Index," a virtuosic collection of stories, each a stirring parable of the power of love and the impossibility of understanding, much less controlling, it.
In these seven beautifully wrought variations on a theme, a series of characters trace and retrace eternal yet ever-changing patterns of love and longing, connection and loss. The stories""range over centuries and continents--from eighteenth-century Vienna, where Mozart and his librettist Da Ponte are collaborating on their operas, to America in the 1940s, where a love triangle unfolds among a doctor, a journalist, and the president's wife. A race-car driver's widow, a nursing-home resident and her daughter, a paralyzed dancer married to a famous choreographer--all feel the overwhelming force of passion and renunciation. With uncanny emotional exactitude, Wickersham shows how we never really know what's in someone else's heart, or in our own- how we continually try to explain others and to console ourselves- and how love, like storytelling, is ultimately a work of the imagination.

About Joan Wickersham

Joan Wickersham was born in New York City. She is the author of two previous books, most recently "The Suicide Index, " a National Book Award finalist. Her fiction has appeared in "The Best American Short Stories" and "The Best American Nonrequired Reading." Her op-ed column appears regularly in "The Boston Globe-" she has published essays and reviews in the Los Angeles Times and the International Herald Tribune"-" and she has contributed on-air essays to National Public Radio. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and two sons.

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Author : Joan Wickersham
Publisher : Vintage Books
Data Published : 02 July 2013
ISBN : 030794929X
EAN : 9780307949295
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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