Bear and His Daughter

Bear and His Daughter

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By (author) Robert Stone

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  • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Format: Paperback | 222 pages
  • Dimensions: 133mm x 203mm x 15mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0395901340
  • ISBN 13: 9780395901342
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 911,132

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In "Miserere, " Mary Urquhart is a widowed librarian whose unspeakable secret concerning the death of her husband and children causes her to undertake a most unusual and grisly role in the anti-abortion crusade. In his classic and widely anthologized story" Helping" Stone examines with beautifully composed acuity a moment of climactic confrontation in the life of Elliot, a therapist beset by his own demons. Reminiscent of "Dog Soldiers" and "A Flag for Sunrise," "Under the Pitons" is a harrowing story about Blessington, a somewhat reluctant participant in a drug-running scheme, and the grim and unexpected consequences of his involvement. And finally, the title story, a novella published here for the first time, is a powerful, riveting account of the tangled lines that weave together the relationship of a father and his grown daughter.

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"Masterful and wrenching." Boston Globe"A volume of short stories that belongs alongside those of Raymond Carver . . . Brilliant, moving, often gloriously funny and triumphant." The San Francisco Chronicle"As interesting a group of stories as can be found in contempory literature." The Miami Herald