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Married Love

And Other Stories
Hadley, Tessa (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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"Married Love is a masterful collection of short fiction from one of today's most accomplished storytellers. These tales showcase the qualities for which Tessa Hadley has long been praised: her humor, warmth, and psychological acuity; her powerful, precise, and emotionally dense prose; her unflinching examinations of family relationships. Here are stories that range widely across generations and classes, exploring the private and public lives of unforgettable characters: a young girl who haunts the edges of her parents' party; a wife released by the sudden death of her film-director husband; an eighteen-year-old who insists on marrying her music professor, only to find herself shut out from his secrets. In this stunning collection, Hadley evokes worlds that expand in the imagination far beyond the pages, capturing domestic dramas, generational sagas, wrenching love affairs and epiphanies, and distilling them to remarkable effect."--from cover, p. [4]
Authors: Hadley, Tessa
Title: Married love
and other stories
Publisher: New York :, Harper Perennial,, 2012
Edition: First Harper Perennial edition
Characteristics: xiv, 203, 18 pages ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain in 2012 by Jonathan Cape. --Colophon
Contents: P.S.: Meet Tessa Hadley
Writing Married Love
An excerpt from The London train
Married love
Friendly fire
A mouthful of cut glass
The Trojan prince
Because the night
Journey home
In the country
The godchildren
She's the one
In the cave
Pretending
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Summary: "Married Love is a masterful collection of short fiction from one of today's most accomplished storytellers. These tales showcase the qualities for which Tessa Hadley has long been praised: her humor, warmth, and psychological acuity; her powerful, precise, and emotionally dense prose; her unflinching examinations of family relationships. Here are stories that range widely across generations and classes, exploring the private and public lives of unforgettable characters: a young girl who haunts the edges of her parents' party; a wife released by the sudden death of her film-director husband; an eighteen-year-old who insists on marrying her music professor, only to find herself shut out from his secrets. In this stunning collection, Hadley evokes worlds that expand in the imagination far beyond the pages, capturing domestic dramas, generational sagas, wrenching love affairs and epiphanies, and distilling them to remarkable effect."--from cover, p. [4]
ISBN: 0062135643
9780062135643
Branch Call Number: PR6108.A35 M37 2012x
Statement of Responsibility: Tessa Hadley
Subject Headings: Intergenerational relations Fiction Families Fiction Interpersonal relations Fiction
Genre/Form: Short stories
Topical Term: Intergenerational relations
Families
Interpersonal relations
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Apr 21, 2013
  • callaottawa rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Bad sign when you start skimming most of the last stories. Good character descriptions but hollow stories not ending up anywhere - endings very unsatisfying.

i so looked forward to reading this collection, and it was such a disappointment. i put it down after the second story. just boring.

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