[KINDLE] ✓ Bloody Mary | BY ✓ Sharon Solwitz

Bloody Mary By Sharon Solwitz,

  • Title: Bloody Mary
  • Author: Sharon Solwitz
  • ISBN: 9781889330938
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • After her debut with the widely praised stories in Blood and Milk, Sharon Solwitz offers us her first, darkly radiant, full length novel Bloody Mary, which takes its title from the childhood game, tells the story of socially adept, 12 year old Hadley and her protective mother They live a privileged life in the Chicago neighborhood of Lakeview, but soon find themselves inAfter her debut with the widely praised stories in Blood and Milk, Sharon Solwitz offers us her first, darkly radiant, full length novel Bloody Mary, which takes its title from the childhood game, tells the story of socially adept, 12 year old Hadley and her protective mother They live a privileged life in the Chicago neighborhood of Lakeview, but soon find themselves in a state of chaos and flux.Writing with her signature, edgy prose and ironic humor, Solwitz demonstrates that happiness isn t our birthright and that we have to work for it and even then we can t be sure We are led to consider our own degree of complicity in the hard times that seem to fall from nowhere A flair for dark comedy and the ability to turn on a dime are prized qualities for these unpredictable characters time and again, their intrepid investigations lead them into uncharted territory where bizarre dramatic action seems to be the only possible move Solwitz s fine toothed examinations of complex emotional states are dead on The New York Times Book Review Sharon Solwitz s first collection of stories, Blood and Milk, won the 1998 Carl Sandburg Prize from Friends of the Chicago Public Library, the prize for adult fiction from the Society of Midland Authors, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award Her short stories, published in such magazines as TriQuarterly, Mademoiselle, and Ploughshares, have won numerous awards, including the Pushcart Prize, the Katherine Anne Porter Prize, and grants and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council Currently, along with her husband, poet Barry Silesky, she has worked as fiction editor of Another Chicago Magazine She teaches fiction at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana.
    Bloody Mary After her debut with the widely praised stories in Blood and Milk Sharon Solwitz offers us her first darkly radiant full length novel Bloody Mary which takes its title from the childhood game tel

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    1. I had high hopes for a novel by Sharon Solwitz because she has this vibrancy in her prose Her voice is clear, sharp, biting at the consonants, and has character in the words she chooses to craft into succinct sentences The novel began with a brilliant formation of ordinary people living typical lives in a not so typical story Told from the perspectives of the mother, Claire, and the youngest daughter, Hadley, the narrative sweeps back and forth There is tension on page on as Claire is pulling up [...]

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