The Liar's Wife: Four Novellas (Paperback)

Four Novellas

By Mary Gordon

Anchor Books, 9780307390332, 304pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2015

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Description

In the short novels that make up this beautiful collection, Mary Gordon presents a quartet of finely rendered, emotionally resonant stories. Here we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her last days as a transplant in New York City; a vulnerable American graduate student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title, who gets more out of life than most; and Thomas Mann, opening the heart of a high schooler in the Midwest. At every turn, Gordon revels in the interactions and crucial flashes of understanding that change lives forever. Entrancing reading, "The Liar's Wife" is a wonderful demonstration of Gordon's literary mastery and human sympathy.



About the Author

Mary Gordon is the author of seven novels, including "Final Payments, Pearl, "and "The Love of My Youth; "six works of nonfiction, including the memoirs "The Shadow Man "and "Circling My Mother"; and three collections of fiction, including "The Stories of Mary Gordon, "which was awarded the Story Prize. She has received many other honors, including a Lila Wallace Reader s Digest Writers Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.

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