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The perfect Sonya

Author: Beverly Lowry
Publisher: Fort Worth, Tex. : TCU Press, [2004], ©1987.
Series: Texas tradition series, no. 35.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Actress Pauline Terry is so successful in a performance of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya that one critic calls her "the perfect Sonya." But her life is not what she expected when she left Texas for Broadway. She swims in a fish tank in a New Jersey bar to make a living, most auditions do not result in callbacks, and her marriage is shaky." "Called home by her father's imminent death, she confronts both the past she thought  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Bildungsromans
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lowry, Beverly.
Perfect Sonya.
Fort Worth, Tex. : TCU Press, [2004], ©1987
(OCoLC)607390536
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beverly Lowry
ISBN: 0875652840 9780875652849
OCLC Number: 54372871
Notes: Originally published: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1987.
Description: 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Texas tradition series, no. 35.
Responsibility: by Beverly Lowry ; afterword by Laurie Champion.

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Actress Pauline Terry is so successful in a performance of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya that one critic calls her "the perfect Sonya." But her life is not what she expected when she left Texas for Broadway. She swims in a fish tank in a New Jersey bar to make a living, most auditions do not result in callbacks, and her marriage is shaky." "Called home by her father's imminent death, she confronts both the past she thought she'd left behind and her uncertain future. For solace she turns to her aunt's former husband, Will Hand, a professor and nature writer. But their affair is brief and leaves her more uncertain than ever." "Back in New York, Pauline realizes that her life onstage cannot make up for the emptiness of her life offstage. Her return to Texas was a transforming experience, leading her ultimately to come to terms with her childhood memories, her marriage, her dramatic ambitions, and finally, herself.--Cover

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