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My mother never dies : stories

Author: Claire Castillon; Alison Anderson
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English
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In these nineteen stunning, disturbing short stories, literary provocateur Claire Castillon dissects the darkest aspects of the relationship between mothers and daughters. A woman tries so hard to be friends with her daughter that she begins to revert to her own adolescence; another woman finds her mother engaged in an illicit affair with a man they both know too well; a daughter rattles off all the reasons why  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Castillon; Alison Anderson
ISBN: 9780151014262 0151014264
OCLC Number: 213385039
Description: 163 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I said one --
The insect --
A parka and some fur-lined boots --
My best friend --
They drank champagne at the restaurant --
Letter time --
There's a pill for that --
You'll be a woman, my girl --
Liar --
A pink baby --
The breakup --
With affectionate kisses --
Munchhausen syndrome by proxy --
Shame --
My dad's not a monster, mom --
Punching bag --
Knots and nuts --
My mother never dies --
Ten operations in ten years.
Other Titles: Insecte.
Responsibility: Claire Castillon ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson.
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In these nineteen stunning, disturbing short stories, literary provocateur Claire Castillon dissects the darkest aspects of the relationship between mothers and daughters. A woman tries so hard to be friends with her daughter that she begins to revert to her own adolescence; another woman finds her mother engaged in an illicit affair with a man they both know too well; a daughter rattles off all the reasons why she's disgusted with her invalid mother but realizes through her haze of teenage hatred that she is losing the only person who tells her the truth. Stunning, shocking, unflinching, and ultimately tender, these stories force us to look at the worst and best of mothers and daughters. Castillon won't let us avert our gaze from the terrible and true, any more than from the beautiful and true--because it all reveals the depth of our need for each other.--From publisher description.

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