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The End of Youth

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Staff Pick

Continuing with the intimate first person narrator who whispers taut, iambic sentences in our ears, Rebecca Brown's latest work is The End of Youth. With wit and care, the thirteen linked stories show us that coming of age moments happen at any age.
Recommended by Tricia, Powell's Books for Home and Garden

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The End of Youth is a collection of 13 linked stories, essays and rants, about carrying on after youth’s hope is gone. In "Afraid of the Dark," a child learns that there is good reason to be afraid. The adolescent narrator of "Description of a Struggle" finds that love can be brutal. "The Smokers" -examines an adult’s realization that longevity means seeing loved ones die. Written with the same spare and vivid beauty as her earlier award-winning works, The End of Youth is certain to win even wider acclaim.

Rebecca Brown is the author of The Terrible Girls, Annie Oakley’s Girl, The Gifts of the Body and The Dogs. She lives in Seattle.

Review:

"Brown takes a step backward here with what feels like storytelling indecisiveness. As fiction, these pieces are missing something critical that's nevertheless hard to pinpoint — like puzzle dioramas whose solution is to find what's wrong or missing in the picture. Still, the emotion here is real, if obscured and muted by a cloud of emotion." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"A strange and wonderful first-person voice emerges from the stories of Rebecca Brown, who strips her language of convention to lay bare the ferocious rituals of love and need." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Rarer than the newness, the wit, the vivid readability, is the deep caring, understanding, the wholeness, the truth with which this astonishing, haunting writer creates her people." Tillie Olsen

Review:

"Throughout her writing career, Brown has exhibited a rare sensitivity in delving into difficult, uncomfortable material — death, disease, imperfect bodies and minds... in this slim book... there's also humor and sensuality so intense it's visionary..." ­ San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis:

Bittersweet tales about the loss of hope.

About the Author

Rebecca Brown is the author of The Terrible Girls, Annie Oakley's Girl, The Gifts of the Body, and The Dogs. She lives in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872864184
Author:
Brown, Rebecca
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Life change events
Subject:
Maturation (psychology)
Subject:
Maturation
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
107-625
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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Product details 144 pages City Lights Publishers - English 9780872864184 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Continuing with the intimate first person narrator who whispers taut, iambic sentences in our ears, Rebecca Brown's latest work is The End of Youth. With wit and care, the thirteen linked stories show us that coming of age moments happen at any age.

"Review" by , "Brown takes a step backward here with what feels like storytelling indecisiveness. As fiction, these pieces are missing something critical that's nevertheless hard to pinpoint — like puzzle dioramas whose solution is to find what's wrong or missing in the picture. Still, the emotion here is real, if obscured and muted by a cloud of emotion."
"Review" by , "A strange and wonderful first-person voice emerges from the stories of Rebecca Brown, who strips her language of convention to lay bare the ferocious rituals of love and need."
"Review" by , "Rarer than the newness, the wit, the vivid readability, is the deep caring, understanding, the wholeness, the truth with which this astonishing, haunting writer creates her people."
"Review" by , "Throughout her writing career, Brown has exhibited a rare sensitivity in delving into difficult, uncomfortable material — death, disease, imperfect bodies and minds... in this slim book... there's also humor and sensuality so intense it's visionary..." ­
"Synopsis" by ,
Bittersweet tales about the loss of hope.
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