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"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.

Synopsis:

The author of The Last Life explores the theme of isolation in two short novels--A Simple Tale, about an immigrant woman torn between past and present as she struggles to preserve her relationship with her son, and The Hunters, about an American scholar in London who becomes fascinated by his downstairs neighbor. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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:
9780547563879
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
General
Author:
Claire Messud
Author:
Messud, Claire
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Scholars
Subject:
Older people
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Toronto
Subject:
London
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction : General
Publication Date:
August 2002
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
192

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"Synopsis" by , The author of The Last Life explores the theme of isolation in two short novels--A Simple Tale, about an immigrant woman torn between past and present as she struggles to preserve her relationship with her son, and The Hunters, about an American scholar in London who becomes fascinated by his downstairs neighbor. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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