Starting Over

Starting Over

by Elizabeth Spencer
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Starting Over by Elizabeth Spencer

Winner of 2013 Rea Award for short fiction
One of the masters of American short fiction—author of The Light in the Piazza—returns with a new collection of stories.
On the release of her first novel in 1948, Elizabeth Spencer was immediately championed by Robert Penn Warren and Eudora Welty, setting off a remarkable career as one of the great literary voices of the American South. Her career, now spanning seven decades, continues here with nine new stories. In Starting Over, Spencer returns to the deep emotional fault lines and unseen fractures that lie just beneath the veneer of happy family life. In “Sightings,” a troubled daughter suddenly returns to the home of the father she accidently blinded during her parents’ bitter separation; in “Blackie,” the reappearance of a son from a divorcee’s first marriage triggers a harrowing confrontation with her new family; while in “The Wedding Visitor,” a cousin travels home only to find himself entwined in the events leading up to a family wedding. In these nine stories, Spencer excels at revealing the flawed fabric of human relations.

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ISBN-13: 9780871406811
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,308,792
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Winner of the PEN/Malamud prize and five O. Henry awards, Elizabeth Spencer is the author of nine novels, six short story collections, a memoir, and a play. She lives in North Carolina.

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