Chilly Scenes of Winter

Chilly Scenes of Winter

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by Ann Beattie
     
 

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The hero of Ann Beattie's CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER is Charles, 27 years old, working a nine-to-five job that he can't afford to leave. His life is stale and flat. He endures a grotesquely crazy mother and an idiot stepfather. His only release is pizza and beer with his old buddy Sam. Charles exists in a dream world, fantasizing his reunion with Laura, the woman he… See more details below

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The hero of Ann Beattie's CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER is Charles, 27 years old, working a nine-to-five job that he can't afford to leave. His life is stale and flat. He endures a grotesquely crazy mother and an idiot stepfather. His only release is pizza and beer with his old buddy Sam. Charles exists in a dream world, fantasizing his reunion with Laura, the woman he loves and had an affair with 10 years before.

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John Updike
"Chilly Scenes falls beautifully...(Beattie's) style builds around as a maze of familiar truth that nevertheless has something airy, eerie, and in the end lovely about it." -- The New Yorker

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ISBN-13:
9780446311083
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
03/02/1983
Pages:
320

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