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House Fires (1999) [Collection]
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These eleven stories travel from snowbound Buffalo in the 1940s to present-day Boston, Providence, and San Francisco and across the domestic terrain of desire's unruly claims to the nuances of grief. In the title story, a young woman whose sister has been killed in a fire reckons with her parents' silent suffering and finds transcendence through film. In a series of stories set in post-World War II Buffalo and Manhattan, the members of a close-knit Jewish family are caught up in a maze of clandestine desires-none of which can be fulfilled. The collection's final series turns to one family's complex generational links: a college student confronted by her own assumptions about race and sexuality; a grandmother slipping into mental decline; a middle-aged mother juggling bewilderment, love, and grief.

Contents:
- House Fires
I. Buffalo Series
- Edie in Winter
- Heart of Hearts
- Confessions
- Common Light
II. Northeast Corridor
- Sharks
- Dreaming of the Snail Life
- Rubies
III. Jessie Stories
- Girl on a Couch
- Strays
- The Good Life

Original title: House Fires
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


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House Fires (1999)
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Language: English

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House Fires (1999)


ISBN: 0877456925

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