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For years, following an early first marriage, Daisy Andalusia remained single and enjoyed the company of men on her own terms, making the most of her independent life. Now in her fifties, she has remarried and settled into a quieter life in New Haven, Connecticut. She's committed to a job she loves: organizing the clutter of other people's lives. Her business soon leads her to a Yale project studying murders in small cities. While her husband, an inner-city landlord, objects to her new interest, Daisy finds herself being drawn more and more into the project and closer to its director, Gordon Skeetling.

When Daisy discovers an old tabloid article with the headline "Two-Headed Woman Weds Two Men: Doc Says She's Twins," she offers it as the subject for her theater group's improvisational play. Over eight transformative months, this headline will take on an increasing significance as Daisy questions whether she can truly be a part of anything — a two-headed woman, a friendship, a marriage — while discovering more about herself than she wants to know.

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From critically acclaimed author Mattison comes a lyrical and moving meditation on love, marriage, and identity.

About the Author

Alice Mattison grew up in Brooklyn and studied at Queens College and Harvard. She is the author of four novels, three previous collections of short stories, and a volume of poetry. She teaches fiction in the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Ms.magazine, Glimmer Train, Ploughshares, Agni, The Threepenny Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, and Shenandoah. Mattison lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Deborah Fochler, February 17, 2008 (view all comments by Deborah Fochler)
I loved this book. You cant help but fall in love with Daisy, by the time you read one or two chapters you feel as if you are conversing with your best friend. She is hysterically funny and has no idea what she wants in life. Like all of us, she is never happy with what she has and searching for the "brass ring". A prime example of some very good writing from a first time author. I hope to see a sequel in the future. What ever happened to Daisy? What be great to catch up with an old friend.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060937881
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Mattison, Alice
Author:
by Alice Mattison
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050816
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.04x5.34x.72 in. .51 lbs.

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