by Richard Matturo


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Leslie by Richard Matturo

Fiction. Richard Matturro's third novel, LESLIE, follows the life of the forty-three year old, never married, highly intelligent woman, Leslie through a dead end in her personal life and job as a librarian in a decaying city. She goes on a search for a boyfriend, Martin, she'd known twenty-five years before one golden summer that is now wrapped in nostalgia and longing. On this search, she comes to find out more about herself and her long lost boyfriend than she bargained for. Should she continue on her journey and risk the bittersweet memories of the past or charge forward and shatter them forever? "It is refreshing to encounter such a quirky, androgynous female heroine...The writing is strong throughout, often quite witty and lively"--Liza Featherstone. Richard Matturro holds a doctorate in Shakespeare and Greek mythology. He currently teaches in the English Department at UAlbany.

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ISBN-13: 9781604890037
Publisher: Livingston Press
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 173
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Richard Matturro, a native of Rye, New York, holds a doctorate in English, with a specialization in Shakespeare and Greek Mythology. After sixteen years at the Albany Times Union, he now teaches in the English Department at UAlbany and lives on a farm in the foothills of the Berkshires. Luna is his second novel.

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Leslie 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story very much....pleasantly surprised how well a male writer captured the female character.