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A Manual for Cleaning Women

(1977)
A collection of stories by

 
The New York Times bestseller

'This selection of 43 stories should by all rights see Lucia Berlin as lauded as Jean Rhys or Raymond Carver' Independent

The stories in A Manual for Cleaning Women make for one of the most remarkable unsung collections in twentieth-century American fiction.

With extraordinary honesty and magnetism, Lucia Berlin invites us into her rich, itinerant life: the drink and the mess and the pain and the beauty and the moments of surprise and of grace. Her voice is uniquely witty, anarchic and compassionate. Celebrated for many years by those in the know, she is about to become - a decade after her death - the writer everyone is talking about. The collection will be introduced by Lydia Davis.

'With Lucia Berlin we are very far away from the parlours of Boston and New York and quite far away, too, from the fiction of manners, unless we are speaking of very bad manners . . . The writer Lucia Berlin most puts me in mind of is the late Richard Yates.' LRB, 1999

 
Used availability for Lucia Berlin's A Manual for Cleaning Women


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Hardback Editions

2000 : UK Hardback
Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-4472-9043-7 / 978-1-4472-9043-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 0-374-20239-7 / 978-0-374-20239-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-4472-9489-0 / 978-1-4472-9489-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-250-09473-9 / 978-1-250-09473-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-5046-7651-3 / 978-1-5046-7651-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-5046-7653-X / 978-1-5046-7653-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2016 : USA MP3 CD
Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-5046-7652-1 / 978-1-5046-7652-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


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