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Invisible Mending

(1984)
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Zimmer's wife, Lil, says their love is dead. He says it's just tired. Divorcing, he feels as if his whole love life is passing before him - and then part of it really is, in the still-sexy person of old flame Rhona Glinsky. In artfully crafted interlocking flashbacks set against a vividly drawn scrim of New York City, Busch lets his hapless hero tell his story of the angst-driven complications of both licit and illicit love. It was Greenwich Village in the Sixties, and Zimmer was writing copy for a sleazy PR agency. Rhona was a voluptuous Nazi-hunting librarian who taught him introductory love and guilt and drove him into the arms of the tall blonde shiksa Lillian. And now, twenty years later, the middle-aged Zimmer is proving that opposites still attract, by falling in love - again - with both of them. Invisible Mending is Frederick Busch's half-comic, half-serious mediation on Jewish identity and consciousness - an ambitious grapple with the New York/Jewish ethos.

    

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Hardback Editions

February 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Invisible Mending
Author(s): Frederick Busch
ISBN: 0-87923-493-8 / 978-0-87923-493-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
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Paperback Editions

1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Invisible Mending: A Novel
Author(s): Frederick Busch
ISBN: 0-87074-417-8 / 978-0-87074-417-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Southern Methodist University Press,U.S.
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January 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Invisible Mending (Plume)
Author(s): Frederick Busch
ISBN: 0-452-25679-8 / 978-0-452-25679-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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