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Mother of sorrows

Author: Richard McCann
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Pantheon Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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With the breadth and cumulative force of a novel, this book presents ten interwoven stories of an American family in the post-World War II suburbs of Washington, D.C., a world of identical brick houses and sunstruck, treeless lawns, a world of initial hopefulness from which shame and loss have seemingly been banished. This is the story of two adolescent brothers whose father has suddenly died, and of their beautiful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCann, Richard.
Mother of sorrows.
New York, N.Y. : Pantheon Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)607592200
Online version:
McCann, Richard.
Mother of sorrows.
New York, N.Y. : Pantheon Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)629692341
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard McCann
ISBN: 0679411763 9780679411765
OCLC Number: 55228905
Description: 196 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Crepe de Chine --
My Mother's Clothes: The School of Beauty and Shame --
Dream House --
The Diarist --
Snapshots of the Visible Man --
Some Threads Through the Medina --
Fugitive Light, Old Photos --
Eduardo's Hair --
My Brother in the Basement --
The Universe, Concealed.
Responsibility: Richard McCann.
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With the breadth and cumulative force of a novel, this book presents ten interwoven stories of an American family in the post-World War II suburbs of Washington, D.C., a world of identical brick houses and sunstruck, treeless lawns, a world of initial hopefulness from which shame and loss have seemingly been banished. This is the story of two adolescent brothers whose father has suddenly died, and of their beautiful and complicated mother, a mother whom the younger son worshipfully imagines as "Our Mother of the Sighs and Heartaches ... Our Mother of the Gorgeous Gypsy Earrings ... Our Mother of Sudden Anger." The brother narrates these tales as he looks back thirty years later, the only remaining survivor of a world he seeks both to leave behind and to preserve in words forever, a world of sorrow that has held him spellbound even as he has attempted to create a life of his own.--From publisher description.

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