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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Avon Books
Publication date December 1, 1987
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780380624065
ISBN-10 0380624060
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $4.50
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Fifteen stories including Dream Children, A Sorrowful Woman, and Death in Puerto Vallarta provide portraits of people who find happiness in the world of fantasy and imagination
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Compelling, beautiful. . .Miraculous. . . Astonishing. . . So deeply satisfying, as to be breathtaking."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
In fifteen extraordinary and lyrical short stories, esteemed novelist Gail Godwin has created worlds in which we discover ourselves as lovers, mothers, wives, and friends.
Carefully, delicately, Ms. Godwin peels back the layers of defense and reveals women who search for meaning and connection in a world of abstraction and isolation. In "Dream Children," a reckless young wife finds herself unable to separate from the child she has lost; in "My Love, His Summer Vacation," the mistress of a married man so closely follows his every action that she has no life of her own; and in "Indulgences," a woman makes a list of her lovers, only to wonder if she can love.
A keen observer of both heart and mind, Ms. Godwin has conjured up a stunning collection of stories that strike at the center of our lives.
"In Dream Children, Gail Godwin shows her capabilities as a clear-seeing uncoverer of thought. . . . What she knows about the workings of the human mind as it deals with grand tragedies, tiny sorrows, she knows with conviction."
--The Christian Science Monitor
"The work of a writer who is moving confidently to the forefront of contemporary American fiction."
--The Miami Herald
"The stories are all. . . detailed with expertise and frosted with elegance."
--Kirkus Reviews

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780380624065
 
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Reissue edition from Avon Books (December 1, 1987)
9780380624065 | details & prices | List price $4.50
About: Fifteen stories including Dream Children, A Sorrowful Woman, and Death in Puerto Vallarta provide portraits of people who find happiness in the world of fantasy and imagination
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781556441592
 
from Amer Audio Prose Library Inc (June 1, 1987)
9781556441592 | details & prices | 3.50 × 4.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $13.95

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