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Publisher Comments:

"A Simple Tale" is the moving account of Maria Poniatowski, an aging Ukrainian woman who was taken by the Germans for slave labor and eventually relocated to Canada as a displaced person. She struggles to provide her son Radek with every opportunity, but his eventual success increases the gulf between him and his mother. What of the past is she to preserve, and how to avoid letting the weight of that past burden the present? Maria's story is about the moments of connection and isolation that are common to us all.

"The Hunters," the second novella, is narrated by an American academic spending a summer in London who grows obsessed by the neighbors downstairs. Ridley Wandor, a plump and insipid caretaker of the elderly, lives with her ever-unseen mother and a horde of pet rabbits she calls "the hunters." While the narrator researches a book about death, all of Ridley Wandor's patients are dying. Loneliness breeds an active imagination. Is having such an imagination always destructive? Or can it be strong enough to create a new reality?

Far-flung settings and universal themes give a sweeping appeal to Claire Messud's work.

Review:

"These two fine and remarkable novellas, each a modest tour de force, are sure to advance Messud's critical standing and to broaden her readership." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Messud's short novels are well written, intense examinations of isolation that will appeal to readers of literary fiction." Library Journal

Review:

"As smart as they are affecting, these stories aren't novels: it's in their brevity that they loom so large." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Claire Messud, born in 1966, was educated at Yale and Cambridge. Her first novel, When the World Was Steady, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1996. Her second novel, The Last Life, received widespread positive critical attention, and has been translated into seven languages. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156007313
Author:
Messud, Claire
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
London
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Scholars
Subject:
Toronto
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Older people
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
bk. 2
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.49 lb

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Product details 208 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156007313 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "These two fine and remarkable novellas, each a modest tour de force, are sure to advance Messud's critical standing and to broaden her readership." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Messud's short novels are well written, intense examinations of isolation that will appeal to readers of literary fiction."
"Review" by , "As smart as they are affecting, these stories aren't novels: it's in their brevity that they loom so large."
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