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The Curse Of The Appropriate Man

The Curse Of The Appropriate Man

(2004)
A collection of stories by

 
These fourteen short stories, written over the past ten years but never before collected, deal with the struggles between mothers and their wayward daughters, the often preposterous bonds that tie men and women together, and the complex games masters and servants play with one another. In spare, elegant prose, Freed delivers surprise after surprise as she shakes the truth from life. Whether it's her portrayal of a mother mired in senile dementia in "Ma," a young girl experiencing her first sexual encounter with an itinerant knife-sharpener in "Under the House," or a young woman incapable of loving conventionally in "An Error of Desire," Freed portrays the absurdity, the delusions, the dramas, and the dignity of her characters' lives. These masterful stories reinforce her reputation as one of our most fearless and sophisticated explorers of sexual and filial love.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Curse of the Appropriate Man (Harvest Original)
Author(s): Lynn Freed
ISBN: 1-4177-0644-9 / 978-1-4177-0644-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

September 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Curse of the Appropriate Man (Harvest Original)
Author(s): Lynn Freed
ISBN: 0-15-602994-4 / 978-0-15-602994-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Curse of the Appropriate Man (Harvest Original)
Author(s): Lynn Freed
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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