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Louise Erdrich’s Tales of Burning Love is a darkly humorous novel of wild romance and heartbreak set against a raging North Dakota blizzard as five Native American women bond over their shared connection to one man.
Stranded in the storm just outside of Fargo, Jack Mauser’s former wives pass the night by remembering how each came to love, marry, and ultimately move beyond Jack. Painful and comic by turns, the women’s tales bind them together.
National Book Award-winning and bestselling author Louise Erdrich’s characteristic powers of observation and poetic prose combine in a tale that is another tour-de-force from one of America’s most formidable writers.
This edition of Tales of Burning Love includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.
From the Publisher: In Tales of Burning Love, celebrated novelist Louise Erdrich extends the boundaries of her literary vision with an audacious and penetrating look at the interconnected lives and love of five memorable women. For the first time centering her fiction outside the perimeters of the North Dakota reservation she long ago claimed as her singular terrain, Erdrich here creates an entertaining, seductive novel that probes the volatile power of women's love in its many variations.
Five very different women have married Jack Mauser, a charming, infuriating schemer whose passion for women never survives the long haul. His first wife, June Kashpaw, dies in a snow bank just hours after their barroom wedding. The second, Eleanor, the clever, neurotic daughter of a circus acrobat and a funeral director, holds onto an unquenchable obsession for her erstwhile husband. Candice is a dentist whose tough business-like veneer hides her vulnerability and hate. The hardened, often unkind Marlis, a lounge singer, bears Jack's only child. And the current wife, Dot, guileless in her devotion, has married despite already having one husband in the state penitentiary.
These "tales of burning love," recounted with hindsight and irony, evince Jack's unconventional power to beguile and show how he was in many ways a different man with each wife. But even more, the women's narratives begin to reveal things about them that they have long kept private. As each opens her heart, she discovers and shares the secrets that sustain her love. At times painful, at times heartbreaking, and at times often comic, their tales become the adhesive that holds the women together -- in their love for Jack and in their lives as women.
Erdrich, with her characteristic powers of observation and luminescent prose, brings these women's unforgettable stories to life with astonishing candor and warmth. Filled with keen perceptions about the apparatus for survival, the force of passion and the necessity of hope, Tales of Burning Love is a tour de force from one of the most formidable American writers at work today.
Titolo: Tales of Burning Love
Casa editrice: Wheeler Pub Inc
Data di pubblicazione: 1996
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Wheeler Pub Inc, 1996. Condizione libro: Good. Lrg. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP14614743
Descrizione libro Wheeler Pub Inc, 1996. Condizione libro: Very Good. Lrg. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP11500416
Descrizione libro Wheeler Pub Inc 1996-06-01, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Lrg. 1568953283 YOUR PURCHASE BENEFITS THOSE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO LIVE A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE. Ex-library. Codice libro della libreria 1162-092713-VR-008
Descrizione libro Wheeler Pub Inc, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1568953283
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Descrizione libro NEW YORK NY HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS PUB 1996., 1996. FINE IN FINE D.J. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. FIRST EDITION. Binding is HARDCOVER. Codice libro della libreria 003660
Descrizione libro Wheeler Pub Inc, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Lrg. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1568953283