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With her trademark acerbic wit and compassion, Francine Prose offers a sharp-eyed consideration of how men and women differ in their pursuit - and avoidance - of power, sex, and competition. A satire of the pieties of New Age religion and knee-jerk feminism, Hunters and Gatherers nevertheless radiates sympathy for our efforts to reconcile spiritual longings with our earthbound, all-too-human nature.

Synopsis:

Reeling from the shock of a failed romance, Martha, a fact checker at a chic fashion magazine, falls in with a group of New Age feminist goddess worshipers. She follows the group and their accident-prone leader, Isis Moonwagon, from the upscale beaches of Fire Island to the inhospitable Arizona desert, where a Native-American healer bullies them through the punitive rituals of the sweat lodge and the vision quest. But as petty tensions and major crises escalate out of control, the women's longing to return to the caring nurturant ways of primitive hunters and gatherers shatters under the pressures of a more predatory reality.

About the Author

Francine Prose is the author of numerous highly acclaimed works of fiction, including Household Saints, Primitive People, and Blue Angel. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, GQ, and The Paris Review. She is a contributing editor at Harper's, and she writes regularly on art for The Wall Street Journal. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374531980
Author:
Prose
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author:
Prose, Francine
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20081113
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.588 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Reeling from the shock of a failed romance, Martha, a fact checker at a chic fashion magazine, falls in with a group of New Age feminist goddess worshipers. She follows the group and their accident-prone leader, Isis Moonwagon, from the upscale beaches of Fire Island to the inhospitable Arizona desert, where a Native-American healer bullies them through the punitive rituals of the sweat lodge and the vision quest. But as petty tensions and major crises escalate out of control, the women's longing to return to the caring nurturant ways of primitive hunters and gatherers shatters under the pressures of a more predatory reality.
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