Terrific Mother: Faber Stories

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Adrienne is living in a puritanical age, when the best compliment a childless woman can get is: ‘You’d make a terrific mother’. That’s when she goes to her friends’ Labor Day picnic and accidentally kills their baby. The shock of this scene is expertly packed into two brief paragraphs. What follows is Adrienne’s retreat from life and her attempt to return to it. Her sharp scepticism about the people around her is achingly funny. Yet beyond derision there is forgiveness and something along the lines of love.

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Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

Adrienne is living in a puritanical age, when the best compliment a childless woman can get is: ‘You’d make a terrific mother’. That’s when she goes to her friends’ Labor Day picnic and accidentally kills their baby.

The shock of this scene is expertly packed into two brief paragraphs. What follows is Adrienne’s retreat from life and her attempt to return to it.

Her sharp scepticism about the people around her is achingly funny. Yet beyond derision there is forgiveness and something along the lines of love.

Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

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Weight 0.061 kg
Dimensions 16 × 11.1 × 0.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

76

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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