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Mist of Blossoms

(1982)
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Michael Cunningham's novel A Home at the End of the World introduced him as one of the most passionate of contemporary writers. In Flesh and Blood, he has produced a work of broad sweep, powerful narrative drive, and intense feeling.

Flesh and Blood follows the Stassos family through four generations, as it is transformed by ambition, love, violence, and accumulating history. Constantine Stassos, a Greek immigrant, marries Mary Cuccio, an Italian-American girl, and they have three children, each fated to a complex life. Susan is oppressed by her beauty and her father's affections; Billy is brilliant, and gay; Zoe is a wild, heedless visionary. As the years pass, their lives unfold in ways that compel them, and their parents, to meet ever greater challenges. Zoe raises a child in New York with a transvestite friend; Billy searches for love and battles with his father; Susan raises a son whose explosive emotions bring the story to its climax.

Generous, masterfully crafted, alternately stirring and heartbreaking, Flesh and Blood is a rich and memorable sounding of contemporary life.

    

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Paperback Editions

May 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mist of Blossoms
Author(s): Jane Converse
ISBN: 0-340-33580-7 / 978-0-340-33580-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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November 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Title: Mist Of Blossoms Silhouette Special Edition 64
Author(s): Jane Converse
ISBN: 0-373-53564-3 / 978-0-373-53564-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Silhouette
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Audio Editions

May 1996 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Flesh and Blood
Author(s): Michael Cunningham
ISBN: 0-671-53564-1 / 978-0-671-53564-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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