Diffidence

Diffidence

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by Jean Harris
     
 

A painter with an adolescent child, Claire Neale struggles through abortion, impending divorce, single-parenting, the discovery of new love--elements of a modern epic that begins in the middle and arrives at possibility. Under the weight of misfortune, Claire can't help studying her past. She wants to create a lighter, more open future. Trying to find a place for… See more details below

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A painter with an adolescent child, Claire Neale struggles through abortion, impending divorce, single-parenting, the discovery of new love--elements of a modern epic that begins in the middle and arrives at possibility. Under the weight of misfortune, Claire can't help studying her past. She wants to create a lighter, more open future. Trying to find a place for herself and her daughter, Ruth, Claire stubbornly refuses to succumb to her own mother's oppressive shelter on Fire Island. Through the odyssey of Claire's search and despair comes Pat O'Conner, a gallery owner with businesses in Manhattan and Sag Harbor. For Claire and Pat, sexual and artistic desire blend to create a courtship both magnetic and edgy, angst-ridden and arousing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881471356
Publisher:
Spuyten Duyvil
Publication date:
08/31/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.73(d)

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