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By Roxana Robinson

ISBN-10: 0375509186

ISBN-13: 9780375509186

ISBN-10: 0812967356

ISBN-13: 9780812967357

In Roxana Robinson’s lucid and stylish prose, her characters’ internal worlds speak in confidence us, revealing deepest emotional cores which are well-known of their wishes, their secrets and techniques, and their longings. those humans let us know the truth–not simply approximately themselves, their relationships, and their lives, yet approximately ourselves as well.

In “Family Christmas,” a tender lady takes a vacation journey to her grandparents’, the place the formal surroundings is shattered by means of a mysterious and chaotic occasion that she understands she’s too younger to appreciate yet struggles to understand.

In “Blind Man,” a school professor copes with the onslaught of grief after his daughter’s dying. In “The Face Lift,” university neighbors renew their bond throughout an excellent cultural divide. the unhappy and hilarious “Assistance” perfectly info the tragicomic facets of ageing–seen in the course of the eyes of a daughter-turned-caretaker. The terrors of affliction are explored in “The Treatment,” and in “Assez,” a visit to Provence finds the real volatility of love–and reminds us that we regularly don’t observe that what we've is sufficient till it’s long gone.

A excellent Stranger powerfully and affectingly examines the complicated, complicated community of reports that binds us to each other. those tales are gentle, uncooked, gorgeous, and fine–and they reaffirm Roxana Robinson’s position on the leading edge of recent literature.

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