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“Why dont you just die?” Boyd Schaeffer asks her husband, Russell, one night during an argument. The next day, he does just that. Russell was rich, sensitive, charming, but always unreliable—and it is not clear to Boyd what emotional legacy his untimely death has bequeathed her. Now, she and her young daughter embark on a journey of grief, self-reproach, and self-discovery as funny as it is serious, and so profound and surprising that her individual life, in its quiet midwestern setting, takes on the universal lineaments of myth.

With the help of several unconventional companions—as well as her daughter, who offers a childs instinctive wisdom about lifes mysteries—Boyd begins to understand that endings are often also beginnings, that the Book of Life and Death is constantly being rewritten before our eyes.

Synopsis:

It isn't clear to Boyd what emotional legacy her husband's untimely death has bequeathed her. A former obstetrician, she flees both her profession and New York and settles in Minnesota. Now she embarks on a journey--of grief, self-reproach, and self-discovery--that is both profound, surprising and as funny as it is serious.

About the Author

Carol Muske-Dukes is the director of the graduate program in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California. Her most recent collection of poetry, An Octave Above Thunder, was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She has written two novels—Saving St. Germ and Dear Digby—and a collection of critical essays. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375760501
Author:
Muske-Dukes, Carol
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Muske-Dukes, Carol
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.04x5.18x.69 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , It isn't clear to Boyd what emotional legacy her husband's untimely death has bequeathed her. A former obstetrician, she flees both her profession and New York and settles in Minnesota. Now she embarks on a journey--of grief, self-reproach, and self-discovery--that is both profound, surprising and as funny as it is serious.
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