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Kyra: A Novelby Carol Gilligan
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An unforgettable novel about love–and the first work of fiction by the author of the groundbreaking nonfiction bestseller In a Different Voice
Kyra is an architect, involved in a project to design a new city. Andreas, a theater director, is staging an innovative production of the opera Tosca. Both have come through political upheaval and personal loss. Neither wants to fall in love. Yet when she asks him, “What is the opposite of losing?” and he says, “Finding,” it galvanizes a powerful attraction, and they risk opening themselves to love once again.
When their love affair leads to a shocking betrayal, Kyra’s fierce determination to see under the surface, to know what was true and real, brings her to Greta, a remarkable therapist. As the therapy itself repeats the themes of love and loss, Kyra challenges its structure, and the struggle that ensues between the two women opens the way to a larger understanding.
Passionate and revolutionary, Kyra is an exquisitely written love story, imbued with gentle humor. This is an extraordinary work of fiction by one of the most brilliant writers of our time.
“A triumph. Carol Gilligan has always dazzled and moved us with her brilliant mind, visionary wisdom, and compassionate heart. Now she gives us, as well, an irresistible novel about the power of history to hurt us, but the power of love to heal these wounds and redeem us. She is amazing.”
–Catharine R. Stimpson
The turbulent love affair between Kyra and Andreas has a profound impact on both their lives as a shocking betrayal and Kyra's determination to uncover what is true leads her to Greta, a therapist who helps her come to a larger understanding of love.
The turbulent love affair between Kyra, an architect involved in a project to design a new city, and Andreas, a director staging an innovative production, has a profound impact on both their lives as a shocking betrayal and Kyra's fierce determination to uncover what is true and real leads her to Greta, a therapist who helps her come to a larger undertanding of love. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.
An unforgettable novel about love and the first work of fiction by the
About the Author
Carol Gilligan is a writer best known for her book In a Different Voice. She was a member of the Harvard faculty for thirty-four years and held the university’s first chair in gender studies. She is currently University Professor in the Humanities and Applied Psychology at New York University, and she lives with her husband in New York City and the Berkshires. Kyra is her first novel.
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