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Waltzing the cat

Author: Pam Houston
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of interrelated stories on a woman who is lucky in adventure, but unlucky in love. Lucy O'Rourke risks her life in a variety of dangerous sports and emerges a winner, but in love she always falls for the wrong man.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pam Houston
ISBN: 039302749X 9780393027495
OCLC Number: 38199928
Awards: Willa Literary Award for contemporary fiction, 1999.
Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The best girlfriend you never had --
Cataract --
Waltzing the cat --
Three lessons in Amazonian biology --
The moon is a woman's first husband --
Moving from one body of water to another --
Like goodness under your feet --
Then you get up and have breakfast --
The kind of people you trust with your life --
The whole weight of me --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Pam Houston.
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Lucy is prone to the wrong decisions at all the critical times; what's more, natural disasters seem to find her, even in the form of men. A surprise encounter with Carlos Castenada convinces her that  Read more...

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