Above the Houses

Above the Houses

Book - 2008
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The first of these nine short stories tracks, in the second person, Sophie, the 59-year-old wife and mother of two grown sons who is settling into a new university town, having dutifully, but not willingly, relocated for her husband's new job. The poignant "Time's Body" opens on an aged husband's witnessing his wife's funeral: his numb detachment, surrounded by friends and family, takes exact measure of his grief. The young woman of "River Hills" must fend off the importunate solicitude of her older brother in order to fulfill her own aspirations, while the new bride in "Moon" teeters between devotion to and estrangement from her new husband, an overworked surgeon in training, and the hapless new husband of "Fortune" chafes in trying to keep up with his exacting new wife and twins.
Publisher: Harrison, New York :, Delphinium Books,, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781883285302
Branch Call Number: SS ENGB
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Engberg, Susan 1940-


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