Peaceful Places, Washington, D.C

Peaceful Places, Washington, D.C

114 Tranquil Sites in the Nation's Capital and Beyond

eBook - 2010
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A. L. Kennedy's remarkable new collection of stories shows us exactly what becomes of the broken-hearted. She reveals the sadness, violence, hurt, and terror, but also the redemption of love, and she does so with enormous human compassion, wild leaps of humor, and the brilliantly original linguistic skill that distinguishes her as one of the world's finest writers. Always attuned to the moment of epiphany, these twelve stories are profound, intimate observations of men and women whose lives ache with possibility. Each story is a dramatization of the instant in a life that exposes it all; love and the lack of love, hope and the lack of hope. These men and women are perfectly ordinary people whose marriages flounder; who sit on their own in a cinema watching a film with no soundtrack; who risk sex in a hotel with an anonymous stranger. They conceal tenderness and disappointment, vulnerability and longing, grief's and wonders. Devastating and funny, intimate and profound, the stories in What Becomes are further proof that Kennedy is one of the most dazzling and inventive writers of her generation.
Publisher: [United States] :, Astoria :, 2010.
ISBN: 9780887843051
0887843050
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Collins, Denis
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