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Lives of Short Duration (1981) [Novel]
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The Terris are engaging people, but they are a family in collapse. Alcoholism, drugs, and loveless sex have reduced them to a petty and wasted bunch. Worse, they typify aspects of the larger community besieged by financial woes and by creeping economic and cultural Americanization.

What David Adams Richards accomplishes is no mean feat: his characters are at times vicious, sleazy, and even outright dim, yet he manages to entitle them to the interest and sympathy of the reader.

Even more now than at its first publication in 1981, Lives of Short Durationís sharp, essential insights have significance for readers seeking to understand the modern Canadian predicament.

Original title: Lives of Short Duration
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindDysfunctional Families

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Lives of Short Duration (1981)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

Lives of Short Duration (1992)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771098864
Pages: 396
Notes: Afterword by Alistair MacLeod

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