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Far A Novel (Hardcover)

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Far Lancelotta, Victoria 1 of 1
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1582431140
ISBN-13: 9781582431147
Sku: 33805525
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1T
Pages:  215
Age Range:  NA
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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.
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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.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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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.

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"[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." 07/15/2003

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0215
Product attributePublisher:   Counterpoint LLC
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