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The Age of Grief

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Publisher Comments:

The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author of A Thousand Acres.

In “The Pleasure of Her Company,” a lonely, single woman befriends the married couple next door, hoping to learn the secret of their happiness. In “Long Distance,” a man finds himself relieved of the obligation to continue an affair that is no longer compelling to him, only to be waylaid by the guilt he feels at his easy escape. And in the incandescently wise and moving title novella, a dentist, aware that his wife has fallen in love with someone else, must comfort her when she is spurned, while maintaining the secret of his own complicated sorrow. Beautifully written, with a wry intelligence and a lively comic touch, The Age of Grief captures moments of great intimacy with grace, clarity, and indelible emotional power.

Synopsis:

In this collection of five short stories and one novella, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres presents a contemplation of the sometimes mutually exclusive matters of love, friendship, and marriage. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

About the Author

\Jane Smiley lives in Northern California.

Table of Contents

The pleasure of her company — Lily — Jeffrey, believe me — Long distance — Dynamite — The age of grief.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307787279
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Smiley, Jane
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020611
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 224 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307787279 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this collection of five short stories and one novella, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres presents a contemplation of the sometimes mutually exclusive matters of love, friendship, and marriage. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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