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My Life as an Animal: Stories

My Life as an Animal: Stories (Paperback)

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A woman meets a man and falls in love. She is sixty, a writer and lifelong New Yorker raised by garmentos. She thought this kind of thing wouldn't happen again. He is English, so who knows what he thinks. He is fifty-six, a professor now living in Arizona, the son of a bespoke tailor. As the first of Laurie Stone's linkedstories begins, the writer contemplates what life would be like in the desert with the professor. As we learn how she became the person she is, we also come to know the artists and politics of the downtown scene of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, a cultural milieu that remains alive in her. In sharply etched prose, Stone presentsa woman constantly seduced by strangers, language, the streets-even a wildlife trail. Her characters realize that they feel at home in dislocation-in always living in two places at the same time: east and west, past and present, the bed and the grave (or copper urn). Love may not last, the writer knows. Then again, when hasanything you thought about the future turned out right?

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Northwestern University Press Publication Date: 30/09/2016 ISBN-13: 9780810134287  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Laurie Stone is the author of the novel Starting with Serge and of Laughing in the Dark, a collection of her writing on comic performance, as well as the editor of Close to the Bone, a collection of memoirs. A longtime writer for the Village Voice, she has been a theater critic for The Nation and critic-atlarge on NPR's Fresh Air. She lives in New York City, USA.

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