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Textures of Life

(1963)
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A study in motives, conflicts, ambitions, and fears as idealistic young newlyweds face unanticipated realities Hortense Calisher's second novel is a multigenerational story of art, family, and marriage. Opening with Liz and David's wedding and chronicling the first four years of their life together, Calisher follows the couple through their evolution into erudite, anti-materialist artists. They move into a sparse downtown Manhattan loft, prideful of their rebellious choice to lead lives unfettered by possessions. As time passes, they realize that their unbridled optimism is slowly being abraded by the disappointments of reality. With the ambiguously pleasant news that Elizabeth's mother and David's father, both widowed, are finding new love together, Calisher further explores the couple's interplay and draws piercing parallels between the idealism of youth and the sagacity of old age.

Textures of Life

explores the nature of relationships and the shifts - both minute and seismic - that affect the power dynamics as Liz and David constantly redefine their roles and opinions in order to sustain their relationship.

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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Textures of Life: A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 1-5318-2104-9 / 978-1-5318-2104-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Textures of Life: A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


October 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Textures of Life: A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Textures of Life: A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Open Road Media
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA