In her first novel, twenty-five-year-old Pearl Christomo addresses notions of naming, ghosts, and tragedy to fill an emptiness she sees previous writers have proscribed to women and discovers how the plots, details, and characters of the fiction mirror her own story.
Growing up with an elusive ghost-like father and raised in urban Michigan by a mother always searching for something outside her reach, Pearl chooses to send herself into exile at a private school in the isolated Upper Peninsula. Once there, Pearl begins a novel, discovering that her characters — Hugh Denmark, a boozy old writer; Aaron and Rose, the not-so-perfect couple; Theresa, an actress; Theresa's younger sister Mary Clare, and her know-it-all friend Butternut — all come to resemble players in her own life. Eventually the boundaries between the two narratives intersect so that the limits of fiction, dream, and memory are lost.
Hidden, or sometimes not-so-hidden, in these pages are echoes and reflections of Hamlet, The Scarlet Letter, Lolita, and Hitchcock's Rebecca. Labiner has written a fascinating book about stories, how we tell them, and how they tell us.
Download «Our Sometime Sister» EPUB
Tag cloud: our, sometime, sister, cheap download, epub, 1 usd, epub, norah labiner
|Title||Our Sometime Sister|
|Publisher||Coffee House Press|
|File size||1 Mb|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|Book rating||4.47 (48 votes)
If you like Our Sometime Sister, read this: