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For years, Sara Swerdlow was transported by an unfettered sense of immortality. Floating along on loving friendships and the adoration of her mother, Natalie, Sara's notion of death was entirely alien to her existence. But when a summer night's drive out for ice cream ends in tragedy, thirty-year-old Sara — "held aloft and shimmering for years" — finally lands.

Mining the intricate relationship between love and mourning, acclaimed novelist Meg Wolitzer explores a single, overriding question: who, finally, "owns" the excruciating loss of this young woman — her mother or her closest friends? Depicting the aftermath of Sara's shocking death with piercing humor and shattering realism, Surrender, Dorothy is the luminously thoughtful, deeply moving exploration of what it is to be a mother and a friend, and, above all, what it takes to heal from unthinkable loss.

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"There is an appealing delicacy to [Wolitzer's] writing and a skillful exploitation of the almost invisible neuroses of the people who pass through her pages." The New York Times, Richard Bernstein

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"[Wolitzer's] seamless prose and light touch animates an exquisitely wrought story about the sudden death of a charming 30-year-old woman....Wolitzer enchants with wholly realized characters and a sly narrative voice." Publishers Weekly

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When tragedy occurs, Sara's sense of immortality disappears. Surrender, Dorothy is a lyrical, thoughtful exploration of what it means to be a friend and a mother, what it means to grow up, and, above all, what it takes to heal.

About the Author

Meg Wolitzer's novels include Sleepwalking; This Is Your Life; Surrender, Dorothy; and The Wife. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671042547
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Wolitzer, Meg
Publisher:
Scribner
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Traffic accidents
Subject:
Long island
Subject:
Conflict of generations
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Loss
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Long Island (N.Y.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Silent Wife, Meg Wolitzer, Wulitzer
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 761
Publication Date:
July 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 7.385 oz

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Product details 240 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780671042547 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There is an appealing delicacy to [Wolitzer's] writing and a skillful exploitation of the almost invisible neuroses of the people who pass through her pages."
"Review" by , "[Wolitzer's] seamless prose and light touch animates an exquisitely wrought story about the sudden death of a charming 30-year-old woman....Wolitzer enchants with wholly realized characters and a sly narrative voice."
"Synopsis" by , When tragedy occurs, Sara's sense of immortality disappears. Surrender, Dorothy is a lyrical, thoughtful exploration of what it means to be a friend and a mother, what it means to grow up, and, above all, what it takes to heal.
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