A painter with an adolescent child, Claire Neale struggles through abortion, impending divorce, single-parenting, the discovery of new love--elements of a modern epic that begins in the middle and arrives at possibility. Under the weight of misfortune, Claire can'st help studying her past. She wants to create a lighter, more open future. Trying to find a place for herself and her daughter, Ruth, Claire stubbornly refuses to succumb to her own mother'ss oppressive shelter on Fire Island. Through the odyssey of Claire'ss ...

Diffidence 2004, Spuyten Duyvil

ISBN-13: 9781881471356

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