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I'm not interested, the way some people are, in being sad. I've had a look, and there's nothing down that road. Well now! What about the ripping sound behind my eyes, the starchy tearing of fabric, end to end; what about the need I have to curl up my knees when I sleep?

For all of her life, 44 year old Reta Winters has enjoyed the useful monotony of happiness: a loving family, good friends, growing success as a writer of light 'summertime' fiction. But this placid existence is cracked wide open when her beloved eldest daughter, Norah, drops out to sit on a gritty street corner, silent but for the sign around her neck that reads 'GOODNESS.' Reta's search for what drove her daughter to such a desperate statement turns into an unflinching and surprisingly funny meditation on where we find meaning and hope.

Warmth, passion and wisdom come together in Shields' remarkably supple prose. Unless, a harrowing but ultimately consoling story of one family's anguish and healing, proves her mastery of extraordinary fictions about ordinary life.

Synopsis:

Reta Winters, 44-year-old successful author of lightsummertime fiction, has always considered herself happy, even blessed. That is, until her oldest daughter Norah mysteriously drops out of college to become a panhandler on a Toronto street corner — silent, with a sign around her neck bearing the word "Goodness".

About the Author

Carol Shields is the author of ten novels and two collections of short stories. She is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Stone Diaries, which was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and the Orange Prize for Larry's Party. Born and brought up in Chicago, Carol Shields has lived in Canada since 1957.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780007154616
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Shields, Carol
Publisher:
Fourth Estate LANGUAGE: eng
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Mentally ill
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Ontario
Subject:
General Fiction
Series Volume:
630
Publication Date:
20030429
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.02x5.32x.85 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Reta Winters, 44-year-old successful author of lightsummertime fiction, has always considered herself happy, even blessed. That is, until her oldest daughter Norah mysteriously drops out of college to become a panhandler on a Toronto street corner — silent, with a sign around her neck bearing the word "Goodness".
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