The Curse of the Appropriate Man

By: Lynn Freed

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These fourteen short stories, written over the past ten years but never before collected, deal with the struggles between mothers and their wayward daughters, the often preposterous bonds that tie men and women together, and the complex games masters and servants play with one another. In spare, elegant prose, Freed delivers surprise after surprise as she shakes the truth from life. Whether it's her portrayal of a mother mired in senile dementia in "Ma," a young girl experiencing her first sexual encounter with an itinerant knife-sharpener in "Under the House," or a young woman incapable of loving conventionally in "An Error of Desire," Freed portrays the absurdity, the delusions, the dramas, and the dignity of her characters' lives. These masterful stories reinforce her reputation as one of our most fearless and sophisticated explorers of sexual and filial love.

Title: The Curse of the Appropriate Man

Author Name: Lynn Freed

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Harcourt: 2004

ISBN Number: 0156029944

ISBN Number 13: 9780156029940

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0057058