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Later the same day

Author: Grace Paley
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In these 17 stories, a small circle of intelligent, concerned friends cluster about a central figure, Faith, who listens, observes, questions, remembers, and records their lifelong attachments. In this selection of her work over the past 10 years, Paley's themes have changed only as much as life's constants change with the passage of time. Her characters are deeply involved with their parents, their lovers and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short story genre
Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Paley
ISBN: 0374184097 9780374184094 0374184100 9780374184100
OCLC Number: 11518337
Description: 211 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Love --
Dreamer in a dead language --
In the garden --
Somewhere else --
Lavinia: an old story --
Friends --
At that time, or The history of a joke --
Anxiety --
In this country, but in another language, my aunt refuses to marry the men everyone wants her to --
Mother --
Ruthy and Edie --
A man told me the story of his life --
The story hearer --
This is a story about my friend George, the toy inventor --
Zagrowsky tells --
The expensive moment --
Listening.
Responsibility: Grace Paley.

Abstract:

In these 17 stories, a small circle of intelligent, concerned friends cluster about a central figure, Faith, who listens, observes, questions, remembers, and records their lifelong attachments. In this selection of her work over the past 10 years, Paley's themes have changed only as much as life's constants change with the passage of time. Her characters are deeply involved with their parents, their lovers and friends, and their children, and the welfare of the wider community. In these stories we meet the neighborhood druggist with his tale of familial heartbreak; a father in Puerto Rico who cannot accept the loss of his child by kidnapping; a black woman who bemoans woman's lot; a visitor from China who is concerned about how to raise children; a craftsman whose beautiful creation is stillborn. The whole collection is graced with the author's warmth and aphoristic wit, her telling ear for dialogue, and her quintessential storytelling art. ISBN 0-374-18409-7: $13.95.

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