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The Nightingales of Troy

Fulton, Alice

Verlag: W. W. Norton & Company, 2009
ISBN 10: 0393335445 / ISBN 13: 9780393335446
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Titel: The Nightingales of Troy

Verlag: W. W. Norton & Company

Erscheinungsdatum: 2009

Einband: Soft cover

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?Outstanding....Alice Fulton reveals herself to be triumphantly at home in the short story.??Boston Sunday Globe

In 1908, Mamie Garrahan faces childbirth aided by her arsenic-eating sister-in-law Kitty, a nun who grows opium poppies, and a doctor who prescribes Bayer Heroin. "In the twentieth century, I believe there are no saints left," Mamie remarks. But her daughters and granddaughter test this notion with far-reaching consequences. Kitty's arsenic reappears sixty years later in the hands of her distraught niece. A schoolgirl's passion for the Beatles and Melville?a passion both lonely and funny?shapes her life. Each decade is illuminated by endearingly eccentric characters: an anorexic waitress falls for a wealthy college boy in the jazz exuberant young nurse questions science during the Depression...a homely seamstress designs a scandalous dress in the 1950s. The Nightingales of Troy, the first fiction collection by an acclaimed American poet, creates a vividly palpable sense of time and place. Alice Fulton's memorable characters confront the deepest dilemmas with bravery and abiding love.

Über den Autor: Alice Fulton has received a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Award; fellowships from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature "to honor exceptional accomplishment." Her books include Felt, winner of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress and a finalist for Los Angeles Times Book Award. She also is the author of The Nightingales of Troy: Connected Stories; Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems; Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry; Sensual Math; Powers of Congress; Palladium; and Dance Script with Electric Ballerina.

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