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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In 1997, at the distinguished Siddons School on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the school year opens with distressing news: Astra Dell, "that pale girl from the senior class," is suffering from a rare disease. Astra's friends try to reconcile the sick girl's suffering with their own fierce longings and impetuous attachments. They visit the hospital or make videos. Car writes unsparing letters to Astra, which the dirty Marlene, in her devotion, then steals. Other classmates carry on. The silly team of Suki and Alex pursue Will Bliss while the subversive Lisa Van de Ven makes dates with Miss Wilkes. The world of private schools and privilege in New York City is funny, poignant, cruel, and at its heart is a sick girl, Astra Dell, "the dancer with all the hair, the red hair, knotted or braided or let to fall to her waist, a fever and she consumed."

Review:

"Schutt's impressionistic style, with its extraordinary gift for exquisite economy...creates a mood and tone that are hauntingly unforgettable." Booklist

Review:

"Schutt's spare and artful prose strikes a balance between poignancy and cynicism." Library Journal

Review:

"[T]he spare prose, every word freighted with meaning, rewards repeated readings." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Christine Schutt is the author of a short-story collection, Nightwork, chosen by poet John Ashbery as the best book of 1996 for the Times Literary Supplement. Her first Novel, Florida, was a National Book Award Finalist for fiction in 2004. She is also the author of the story collection A Night, A Day, Another Night, Summer.

Table of Contents

Contents

The Girl No One Knows  1

Fa La Lah 53

January 79

Romance 103

Numbers 133

Dance 145

Fools 169

Hives 187

Prizes 201

Acknowledgments 225

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151014491
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Death & Dying
Author:
Schutt, Christine
Subject:
High school students
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090608
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 240 pages Harcourt - English 9780151014491 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Schutt's impressionistic style, with its extraordinary gift for exquisite economy...creates a mood and tone that are hauntingly unforgettable."
"Review" by , "Schutt's spare and artful prose strikes a balance between poignancy and cynicism."
"Review" by , "[T]he spare prose, every word freighted with meaning, rewards repeated readings."
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