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Mothers : stories / Chris Power.

Power, Chris, 1974- (author.).
Book Book (2019.)
Description: pages cm
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
2 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Wakefield Adult NEW Fiction (Front Lobby) FICTION Power, C. (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/25/2019
Beverly Main NEW Fiction/ Power (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Fiction Fiction / Power, C. (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Fiction FIC Power (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/04/2019

  • ISBN: 9780374213664 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0374213666 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First American edition.
Contents:
Mother 1: summer 1976 -- Above the wedding -- Crossing -- Colossus of Rhodes -- Mother 2: Innsbruck -- Havang Dolmen -- Run -- Portals -- Johnny Kingdom -- Mother 3: Eva.
Summary:
Chris Power’s stories are peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends―characters who search without knowing what they seek. Their paths lead them to thresholds, bridges, rivers, and sites of mysterious, irresistible connection to the past. A woman uses her mother’s old travel guide, aged years beyond relevance, to navigate on a journey to nowhere; a stand-up comic with writer’s block performs a fateful gig at a cocaine-fueled bachelor party; on holiday in Greece, a father must confront the limits to which he can keep his daughters safe. Braided throughout is the story of Eva, a daughter, wife, and mother, whose search for a self and place of belonging tracks a devastating path through generations. Ranging from remote English moors to an ancient Swedish burial ground to a hedonistic Mexican wedding, the stories in Mothers lay bare the emotional and psychic damage of life, love, and abandonment. Suffused with yearning, Power’s transcendent prose expresses a profound ache for vanished pasts and uncertain futures.
Citation: Power, Chris. "Mothers : stories." New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

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