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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 155597368X
ISBN-13: 9781555973681
Sku: 30993716
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  200
Age Range:  NA
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What if Molly took center stage in James Joyce's "Ulysses? What if she lived in suburban America?
It is June 16, 1999, in Dublin, Ohio, and Molly wanders through her empty day while her husband, Leo, tends to a strict and busy professor's schedule. On the surface of her thoughts, Molly wonders: Will he remember their anniversary? And how many hints should she give him? As Molly and Leo circle each other throughout the day, Judith Kitchen illuminates the scope of Leo and Molly's life together detail by detail. Molly is offended by the hot June day, hums Irish tunes, considers an old love; Leo thinks about his star pupil, young girls at the tennis court, his aging father. Both, if differently, mourn the loss of their four-year-old son eight years ago.
In this momentous novel, Kitchen weaves these and other voices into the tapestry of a single day, an ordinary day in the lives of ordinary people, yet a day that, by gathering the threads of all they have been, might change their lives forever. Strange, Molly was thinking, how we go through our lives on remote control. But as she drives toward town, a quick glance at a fatal car accident, which has slowed traffic to an agonizing crawl, brings her to the precipice.
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Feeling insecure in her marriage to her busy professor husband, Leo, Molly remembers their lost son while reconsidering a former boyfriend, while Leo, also mourning their child, thinks about a star pupil, young girls at a tennis court, and his aging father.Feeling insecure in her marriage to her busy professor husband, Leo, Molly remembers their lost son while reconsidering a former boyfriend, while Leo, also mourning their child, thinks about a star pupil, young girls at a tennis court, and his aging father.
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Taking ULYSSES as a basis for the story, Judith Kitchen relocates the Blooms to Ohio in 1999 and sends Molly on her own June 16th odyssey through the town where they live. It's Molly and Leo's anniversary: will he remember? will he take her out to dinner? Meanwhile, a friend of hers needs her baby-sitting services, and Molly is reminded again of the death of their only son. And a man she has long been attracted to asks her to sing in the local musical he is directing. Then, in the evening, the Blooms celebrate their anniversary in a most unexpected way.

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"A rich and compelling rip-off of Joyce's ULYSSES....It takes chutzpah to attempt a story like this, but in this case, poet and essayist Kitchen succeeds wonderfully." 07/15/2002

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0200
Product attributePublisher:   Graywolf Press
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