Courts of Love: Stories

Courts of Love: Stories

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by Ellen Gilchrist
     
 

The Court of Love opens with a series of stories about Nora Jane Whittington, who, once upon a time long ago, was a runaway teenage hipple. In a famous Gilchrist story she dressed as a nun and robbed a bar in New Orleans. Now, happily married and the mother of twins, Nora Jane returns to college and finds herself faced with a series of disasters that threaten her… See more details below

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The Court of Love opens with a series of stories about Nora Jane Whittington, who, once upon a time long ago, was a runaway teenage hipple. In a famous Gilchrist story she dressed as a nun and robbed a bar in New Orleans. Now, happily married and the mother of twins, Nora Jane returns to college and finds herself faced with a series of disasters that threaten her blissful life: a chance encounter between her husband and an old boyfriend, who fathered one of the twins; the assassination of a visiting writer; and a camping trip that nearly proves fatal. The resolution of these complications, aided by a mysterious visit from Leonardo da Vinci, culminates in the adaptation of two waifs, the marriage of an old friend, and the introduction of two new families into Gilchrist's galaxy of characters. The nine stories that follow, collectivity entitled "Past," explore the hazards of recapturing and reviving old affairs. Using new and familiar characters, these stories shed new light on the oldest and most powerful emotion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900316314786
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group USA
Publication date:
01/28/1996

Table of Contents

Perhaps a Miracle3
Lunch at the Best Restaurant in the World11
The Incursions of the Goddamn Wretched Past18
On the Problem of Turbulence37
You Must Change Your Life84
The Brown Cape109
The Affair133
Design145
A Wedding by the Sea160
New Orleans185
A Man Who Looked Like Me199
Paradise209
Fort Smith225
Desecration235
Update245
The Dog Who Delivered Papers to the Stars249
An Ancient Rain Forest, or, Anything for Art269
Excitement, Part I279

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