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Suburban Souls

Suburban Souls

by Maria Espinosa


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Against the vibrant and liberated backdrop of 1970's San Francisco, a husband and wife-both Jewish immigrants indelibly traumatized by their childhoods in Nazi Germany-face the turbulence of an increasingly sterile marriage. Saul, an emotionally withdrawn scientist, escapes into New Age mysticism with Shivaya, a self-styled clairvoyant Danish healer. Gerda drifts in and out of psychiatric care as her loosening grip on reality leaves its mark on their teenage daughter, Hannah. In this unflinching portrait of a woman's downward spiral into the nightmare of modern domesticity, Maria Espinosa weaves a deceptively simple tale about the terror of abandonment and the mysterious nature of suffering.

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ISBN-13: 9781732848023
Publisher: Tailwinds Press Enterprises LLC
Publication date: 10/15/2020
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

MARIA ESPINOSA is the author of five novels, including Longing, which won the 1996 American Book Award; two collections of poetry, one of which was praised by Anaïs Nin as being "very sincere and direct and rich in feeling"; and a translation of George Sand's Lélia. The 2010 winner of the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, she has taught creative writing and contemporary literature at New College of California and English as a Second Language at City College of San Francisco. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has one daughter.

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