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Winter without Milk, the (2003) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Jane Avrich explores the perils of desire in these fifteen brilliant stories. Here are characters irresistibly attracted to excess material, emotional, spiritual who must in the end choose between a life of self-indulgence and a life of self-control. The results are both disastrous and uplifting, and often wickedly funny.

Throughout The Winter Without Milk are reimagined characters from literature and history Oedipus, Lady Macbeth, Scheherezade, for example as well as everyday people who want more. Avrich's writing ranges from whimsical to cerebral. She pays homage to everyone from Kafka to Keats to Sophocles but is very much an original and a major new talent in contemporary fiction.

Contents:

  • La Belle Dame Sans Merci
  • Life in Dearth
  • Trash Traders
  • Waiting Rooms
  • Literary Lonelyhearts
  • Lady Macbeth, Prickly Pear Queen
  • Miss Carmichael's Funeral
  • The Braid
  • Chez Oedipus
  • The Census Taker
  • The Great Flood
  • The Charwoman
  • Zanzibar
  • The Banshee's Song
  • The Winter Without Milk

Original title: The Winter without Milk
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsFootnote Fiction


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Winter without Milk, the (2003)
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Language: English

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Winter without Milk, the (2003)


ISBN: 0618251421

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