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Gordon is The Rest of Life is comprised of three novellas

Gordon is The Rest of Life is comprised of three novellas. What makes Mary Gordon's three novellas particularly ineffectual was the overall lack of story. Yeah, that's that one element, you know, the one which some writers feel is vital, while others think it can be completely discarded. Gordon is obviously in the latter camp. A strange and wonderful book, haunting; three novellas, each between 70 and 90 pages, unconnected except by the fact of painful love in each of the protagonists’ lives. Wanted to study the novella, how it unfolds.

Mary Gordon, Professor of English at Barnard College, is the bestselling author of five novels, three collections of short stories . Her books include The Rest of Life, The Other Side and Spending. She lives in New York City.

Mary Gordon, Professor of English at Barnard College, is the bestselling author of five novels, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. Series: Contemporary American Fiction. Paperback: 257 pages.

Mary Gordon's luminous new fiction introduces three women, each of. .G The Rest of Life is comprised of three novellas.

Mary Gordon's luminous new fiction introduces three women, each of whom tells the story of the lover who altered her life. In Immaculate Man, a social worker in her forties whose specialty is battered women becomes the lover of a priest.

Mary Gordon's luminous new fiction introduces three women, each of whom tells the story of the lover who altered . And in The Rest of Life, the woman is returning to Turin, the northern Italian town she fled sixty-three years earlier. She was fifteen then; her lover was sixteen. They were rebels, romantics, intellectuals, and they decided to shoot themselves.

Mary Catherine Gordon (born December 8, 1949) is an American writer from Queens and . The Rest of Life: Three Novellas (1994).

Mary Catherine Gordon (born December 8, 1949) is an American writer from Queens and Valley Stream, New York. She is the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College After being widowed, her mother Anna and Mary moved to live with her maternal grandmother, who was Irish Catholic, in Valley Stream, near Queens. Her mother worked as a secretary to support them. Gordon had a very Catholic childhood.

Mary Gordon’s novels include Pearl, Spending, The Company of Women, The Rest of Life, and The Other Side. She is also the author of the memoir The Shadow Man, among other works of non-fiction. She has received a Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 1997 O. Henry Award for best story. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.

Anne Foster's husband is in France. The beloved author at her storytelling best: four wonderful novellas of Americans abroad and Europeans in America. She has stayed behind in their small college town with her two young children - whom she loves with an intensity that awes her - to finish writing the catalogue for a major exhibition of the work of American Impressionist painter Caroline Watson. As she delves into Caroline's life, Anne sees a side of "mother love" she'd never fathomed. Meanwhile, Anne's live-in babysitter, Laura Post, is obsessed with a different kind of love.

Three masterful tales of women in the grips of complicated and dangerous loves The Rest of Life is comprised of three spellbinding novellas about .

Three masterful tales of women in the grips of complicated and dangerous loves The Rest of Life is comprised of three spellbinding novellas about women in love. In Immaculate Man, an agnostic New York divorcée finds herself in thrall to an unexpected passion for a Catholic priest-who is also desired by a former superior-and who becomes unmoored by the affair.

Someday you’ll be thirty years of age and you’ll have to go out and make an honest living, ho, like the rest of us. Never, I said. Ho, the ageless wonder.

Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written thirteen novels, including White Noise (1985), which won the National Book Award. Someday you’ll be thirty years of age and you’ll have to go out and make an honest living, ho, like the rest of us.

A National Bestseller   In these beautifully rendered novellas, the writer introduces three women, each of whom tells the story of the lover who most altered her life. In Immaculate Man he is a priest, a virgin at the age of forty-three. In Living at Home he is an Italian war correspondent who wants nothing but her body and the sanctuary of their house – until he is seized by news of another revolution. And in The Rest of Life, he is an intellectual teenager inspired by the Romantic poets to make a suicide pact. He is remembered six decades later by the woman with whom he made the pact. She decided to live.   “Mary Gordon’s fiction is the work of a humane, masterly novelist . . . [whose] great gift is making us care about her people.” – Newsweek     “Each of the three novellas gives us a woman’s love story . . . beautifully written and moving.” – The Boston Globe
The Rest of Life: Three Novellas (Contemporary American Fiction) download epub
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Author: Mary Gordon
ISBN: 0140149074
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Humor
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (August 1, 1994)
Pages: 257 pages