Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry: Stories

Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry: Stories

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Paperback, St Martins Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9781620400456, ISBN10 1620400456
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PORTRAITS OF A FEW OF THE PEOPLE I'VE MADE CRY

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PORTRAITS OF A FEW OF THE PEOPLE I'VE MADE CRY

The ten stories in this debut collection examine the perils of love and what it means to live during an era when people will offer themselves, almost unthinkingly, to strangers. Risks and repercussions are never fully weighed. People leap and almost always land on rocky ground. May-December romances flourish in these stories, as do self-doubt and, in most cases, serious regret. Mysterious, dangerous benefactors, dead and living artists, movie stars and college professors, plagiarists, and distinguished foreign novelists are among the many different characters. No one is blameless, but villains are difficult to single out-everyone seemingly bears responsibility for his or her desires and for the outcome of difficult choices so often made hopefully and naively."If this story collection crackles with the energy of youth, it also feels written by a cool-eyed soul reincarnated at least three times ... By turns funny and pitiless, these tales amount to a vision. The book's voice is unforced in its ready wit, detached compassion. There is an admirable candor. Each character's sexuality seems the natural outcome of a life fully risked."-Allan Gurganus, contest judge and author of "The Practical Heart" and "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All"

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Number of Pages: 154
Original Languages: English
Author: Sneed, Christine
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
ISBN-13: 9781620400456
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.25 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1620400456
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