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Minus One

(2020)
A collection of stories by

 
 
By turns wrenching, transcendent, and haunting, the rich stories in Minus One follow characters whose lives are upended by death, estrangement, and loss—and the ways they must negotiate loneliness and absence to rebuild their new realities. In intimate portraits, a psychiatrist analyzes the missed signs of her stepson’s dangerous addiction, a resentful boy seeks revenge against his stepmother, a surgeon confronts his failed marriages, an artist searches for a new identity in widowhood, and a young dancer plots to escape a manipulative older partner.

Woven through this slim and powerful volume are astute observations on how pain and grief can be inherited from one generation to the next. With tenderness and honesty, Doris Iarovici explores the plunging depths of the human experience, lingering on moments of familial warmth and joy but never shying away from conflict and tension. These stories reveal glimmers of hope and possibility, even in our darkest times.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Iarovici's compassionate, fiercely intelligent, and psychologically astute Minus One portrays characters recovering from loss. Their unending flexibility when things do not go as planned, their ability to witness turns of emotion from bliss to rage to grief and parlay them into pathways to change: these subtleties are stunningly portrayed and endlessly insightful." - Elizabeth Kadetsky

"Minus One burns with a fiery, fierce empathy--in these stories, we find the most private strains of grief brought to the surface, where they spark like a live wire. Iarovici is a master of details that get under your skin, of lines that unexpectedly invert sympathy and galvanize story, of quiet moments that reveal the amplitude of loss." - Alexandra Kleeman


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November 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Minus One
Author(s): Doris Iarovici
ISBN: 0-299-33004-4 / 978-0-299-33004-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
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November 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Minus One
Author(s): Doris Iarovici
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
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