The Cost of Lunch, Etc

The Cost of Lunch, Etc

Short Stories

Book - 2014
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Marge Piercy's debut collection of short stories brings us glimpses into the lives of everyday women moving through and making sense of their daily internal and external worlds. Keeping to the engaging, accessible language of Piercy's novels, the collection spans decades of her writing along with a range of locations, ages, and emotional states of her protagonists. From the first-person account of hoarding and a girl's narrative of sexual and spiritual discovery to the recounting of a past love affair, each story is a tangible, vivid snapshot in a varied and subtly curated gallery of work. Whether grappling with death, familial relationships, friendship, sex, illness, or religion, Piercy's writing is as passionate, lucid, insightful, and thoughtfully alive as ever. -- taken from front flap of dust jacket.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : PM Press, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781604864960
Branch Call Number: PS3566.I4 C67 2014
Characteristics: 168 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 14, 2016

After I read many of these stories I kind of went "huh?". I guess with short stories the realm of knowing the thoughts and behaviors of the characters is so much smaller than novels, that when you come up to the ending you feel slighted. You don't know why a person did or didn't act differently or why there isn't more than the last line you are left with.


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