Far : A Novel (Hardcover)

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A dark, unsetting novel about a woman whose reluctance to adopt traditional female roles of marriage and motherhood results in a painful alienation from her Italian-American family and community.


Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9781582431147
SKU 33805525
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1582431140
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1T
"[A] gruesomely fascinating glimpse into the bruised psyche of a Baltimore woman....Literary feminist readers will relish the smart, taut writing and terrifically tactile first-person narration."
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Annotation This novel about a 30-ish woman named Martha who has rejected her family's expectations for her moves between her previous life in Baltimore and her new one as the proprietor of a small jewelry store in a Gulf Coast town. Gradually, Martha is revealed as a woman who thrives best when she allows herself to be a free spirit, a woman who refuses to be accountable to anyone.
Editors Note A dark, unsettling novel about a woman whose reluctance to adopt traditional female roles of marriage and motherhood results in a painful alienation from her Italian-American family and community.|Written with Lancelotta's characteristic passion and wit, Far is a haunting exploration of what it means for a woman to be alone in her family, her house and her body, even as she is hemmed in by them.|Martha is single, in her early 30s, and has lived in Baltimore all her life. But she is late to do what they all expect her to do--marry and have children--and is instead involved with Edward, a man chosen precisely because she believes that he expects none of these things from her. When she begins to suspect otherwise, she accepts a new job in the small-town South. Martha yearns to be free of the sense of having disappointed her family--and just about everyone. But the ache for resolution proves too strong. As Martha discovers a growing intimacy between Edward and her sister, she's forced to take responsibility for her isolation.
Editors Note 2 Reluctant to take on the traditional female roles of marriage and motherhood, thirtysomething Martha escapes from her Baltimore home and family to take a new job in the small-town South.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0215
Publisher Counterpoint LLC
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