An Unrehearsed Desire

An Unrehearsed Desire

by Lauren B. Davis
     
 

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The fourteen stories in this dazzling collection continue acclaimed author Lauren B. Davis' exploration into her characters' psychological landscapes, and ensure her reputation as a writer of razor-sharp intellect and deep compassion. Weaving these stories together is the notion that what one wants and what one needs is not always the same thing: a tale of a… See more details below

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The fourteen stories in this dazzling collection continue acclaimed author Lauren B. Davis' exploration into her characters' psychological landscapes, and ensure her reputation as a writer of razor-sharp intellect and deep compassion. Weaving these stories together is the notion that what one wants and what one needs is not always the same thing: a tale of a heartbroken father coming to terms with the drug-overdose death of his son; a child who must choose between the safety of her mother's controlling overindulgence and the wider, more dangerous world; a young girl outsmarting a pedophile during what she calls "the summer of naked men"; to a brilliant but socially awkward woman who deals with betrayal by taking on the persona of a bear....Davis hits the nail on the head each and every time.

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Bev Sandell Greenberg
“Davis's passion for her characters makes them achingly real… spare, elegant prose… powerful and suspenseful…Davis writes with a stunning clarity and economy of words. Her keen ear for dialogue is also evident. Her fly-on-the-wall accounts scratch beneath the surface, revealing each character, warts and all. In the words of the late American writer David Foster Wallace, "fiction is about what it is to be a human being." Davis does much to affirm that statement.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012179159
Publisher:
Lauren B. Davis
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
237
File size:
0 MB

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