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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Viking Pr
Publication date February 1, 1986
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140082227
ISBN-10 0140082220
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $6.95
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Summary
An attractive woman who is married to a California politician realizes that her husband is only obsessed with her flawless beauty and is not concerned about her as a person
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "POWERFUL. . .GODWIN IS BRILLIANT. . .DEFTLY PLOTTED AND IMAGINED. . . [It] deepened my long-cherished belief about certain forms of art: that in exploring extremities of human behavior, in forcing us to wade through real or metaphorical blood, such art saves us from these experiences and is cathartic in the best sense of the term."
--Joyce Carol Oates
The Washington Post
Francesca married her husband Cameron, an ambitious Los Angeles district attorney, because he asked. Beautiful and pampered, she has never worked and has never wanted to. She lives only to appreciate the finer things and to be adored. But after four years of marriage, she finds herself unable to move, to dress in the morning, or to take the elevator outside.
Lately, she finds her days drifting by in a haze. She'd like to leave Cameron, but the effort seems too great. Instead, she visits her mother, once her closest confidante, now indifferent and distant. As Francesca prays for rescue, change makes a surprise appearance, and suddenly she is faced with the choice between an awkward life and a slow, comfortable death. . . .
"Deceptively subtle: it would be easy to skim right over all the deep things the author is saying and read her book as a well-written surface story of a beautiful woman who makes an abortive bid for freedom....I have been crying out for contemporary woman's new consciousness to express or define itself in a good novel....Here it is: Glass People by Gail Godwin."
--Anatole Broyard
The New York Times

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780345389909
 
Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (January 30, 1996)
9780345389909 | details & prices | 216 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: An attractive woman who is married to a California politician realizes that her husband is only obsessed with her flawless beauty and is not concerned about her as a person
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Reprint edition from Viking Pr (February 1, 1986)
9780140082227 | details & prices | List price $6.95
About: An attractive woman who is married to a California politician realizes that her husband is only obsessed with her flawless beauty and is not concerned about her as a person

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