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A postcard for Annie

Author: Ida Jessen; Martin Aitken
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2022.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Archipelago Books editionView all editions and formats
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"A young woman witnesses a terrible accident with unexpected consequences, a mother sits with her unconscious son in a hospital room, a pair of sisters remember their mother's hands braiding their hair. The women in these quietly intense stories are all in one way or another out of sync with their lives and with themselves, women who appease and indulge, fret and acquiesce. Women who yearn to connect, who struggle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: short stories
Fiction
Short stories
Nouvelles
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jessen, Ida, 1964-
Postcard for Annie.
Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2022
(DLC) 2022004863
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ida Jessen; Martin Aitken
ISBN: 9781953861221 1953861229
OCLC Number: 1264272092
Description: 198 pages ; 17 cm
Contents: An excursion --
December is a cruel month --
An argument --
A postcard for Annie --
Mother and son --
In my hometown.
Other Titles: Postkort til Annie.
Responsibility: Ida Jessen ; translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken.

Abstract:

"A young woman witnesses a terrible accident with unexpected consequences, a mother sits with her unconscious son in a hospital room, a pair of sisters remember their mother's hands braiding their hair. The women in these quietly intense stories are all in one way or another out of sync with their lives and with themselves, women who appease and indulge, fret and acquiesce. Women who yearn to connect, who struggle to come to terms with unfulfilled love, for a husband, a son, a friend, who are locked inside wordless, sexless marriages, or impossibly bound by maternal bonds. Through all six stories, Jessen's women cling to someone, someone from whom love, despite their efforts, cannot be wrung"--

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