Dream House

Dream House

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by Barbara Bean
     
 

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In these nine brilliant stories, love and marriage are examined and reexamined from a variety of perspectives, all provocative, all troubling. A teacher falls in love with her student, a sister dances naked for her brother, a wife loves her husband's mistress, a widow learns the close relationship between love and death, a trilogy explores the course of a marriage

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In these nine brilliant stories, love and marriage are examined and reexamined from a variety of perspectives, all provocative, all troubling. A teacher falls in love with her student, a sister dances naked for her brother, a wife loves her husband's mistress, a widow learns the close relationship between love and death, a trilogy explores the course of a marriage shot through with secrets, and the irrationality and mystery of love are discovered over and over again. The dream house of the title story is the one beneath the surface, the private house, where love opens up new avenues of intimacy, news ways of knowing another person. In Barbara Bean's debut collection, we are introduced to a striking new voice in contemporary fiction, a voice at once sexy, funny, wise-and unforgettable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870816178
Publisher:
Center for Literary Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Contemporary Fiction Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Dream House 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bean is one of the most talented writers I have read in a long, long time. These stories will plunge your whole body into their voices. I read _Dream House_ the day I got it. Good grief. this woman is BRILLIANT!