||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.