Back Talk

Back Talk

Stories

Book - 2018
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"From an award-winning debut writer, a beautiful and unapologetic collection of stories about women's unexpressed desires and needs, and the unexpected ways they resurface "Deceptively quiet but packs a powerful punch. The best collection I've read in years, from a phenomenal new talent."--Celeste Ng "Thank God, a collection of stories about women who don't hate themselves, don't hate other women, don't hate their bodies, don't hate their husbands, or even their ex-husbands. women who are simply, like me, trying to figure out what it means to be alive, to be in love, to be daughters, parents, siblings, wives, citizens, human beings." --Eileen Pollack In "Floor Plans," a woman at the end of her marriage tests her power when she inadvertently befriends the neighbor trying to buy her apartment. In "Appetite," a sixteen-year old grieving her mother's death experiences first love and questions how much more heartbreak she and her family can endure. In "Dinosaurs," a recent widower and a young babysitter help each other navigate how much they have to give--and how much they can take--from the people around them. Through stories that are at once empathetic and unexpected, these women and girls defiantly push the boundaries between selfishness and self-possession. Fantastically written with a fresh voice and bold honesty, Back Talk examines the cultural narrowness of what it means to want as a woman"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, [2018]
ISBN: 9780143131472
0143131478
Call Number: F LAZARIN
Characteristics: 240 pages ; 20 cm

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May 09, 2018

This is a great collection of short stories about women, their lives and relationships. I felt like I was drinking coffee with friends who were sharing their life stories with me. The stories are set in New York, Paris, and there is one set in San Francisco. The writer, Danielle Lazarin, is a very talented writer, with many lovely passages. I highly recommend this book.

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