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Book Information: Burning House, the

Burning House, the (1982) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The characters are young men and women discovering what it means to be a grown-up in a country that promised them they'd stay young forever.

In The Burning House, Beattie's characters go from dealing drugs to taking care of a bereaved friend. They watch their marriages fail not with a bang but with a wisecrack. And afterward, they may find themselves trading confidences with their spouses' new lovers.

Contents:
  • Learning to Fall
  • Jacklighting
  • Girl Talk
  • The Cinderella Waltz
  • Playback
  • Winter: 1978
  • Gravity
  • Sunshine and Shadow
  • Desire
  • Happy
  • Waiting
  • Afloat
  • Running Dreams
  • Like Glass
  • Greenwich Time
  • The Burning House

Original title: The Burning House
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


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Edition #1: Burning House, the

Burning House, the (1982)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Reads like a fresh bulletin from the front: we snatch it up, eager to know what's happening out there on the edge of that shifting and dubious no man's land known as interpersonal relationships." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Burning brilliance...This collection of short stories is the work of a writer with a dazzling gift...Beattie's eye is clear, her ear finely tuned, her mind brilliantly odd...A Joy to read." Chicago Sun-Times
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Manifested in:

Burning House, the (August 1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780679765004
Dimensions: 5.58 x 8.58 x .68 in
Pages: 272

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