Newfangled (Paperback)

By Debra Monroe

Scribner Book Company, 9780684851976, 304pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2000

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Description

From award-winning writer Debra Monroe comes a funny and poignant story of a woman's quest to find a physical and emotional home.
Maddie, a refugee from two marriages, wanders from place to place seeking new options and new connections. She eventually settles in a cozy old neighborhood in Tucson, gets a job, and contemplates her life so far: a mother who's been missing for two decades, a father she rarely sees, two sisters married to the same men for fifteen years, and a circle of quirky, spiteful, but loyal friends. Just as she's trying to decide whether she's actually "at home" in Tucson, she receives a phone call that sends her on another journey -- one that takes her both physically and emotionally into the past and affords her a glimpse of a newfangled future.


About the Author

Debra Monroe, the winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction, is an associate professor in the MFA program at Southwest Texas State University and is the author of The Source of Trouble and A Wild, Cold State. She lives in Wimberley, Texas.
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