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    Description"O My Darling" tells the story of a devoted young couple whose marriage begins to implode when they move into their first house. The external lives of Clark, a high school guidance counselor, and Charlotte, a bookkeeper, are utterly ordinary, but their interior lives are as bold and complex as abstract paintings colored by imagined possibilities, childhood joys and, more darkly, by deeply buried fears. When Clark rescues a young boy from drowning, a chain of events--some comic, some harrowing--is set in motion, revealing the fault lines of the couple's marriage and individual psyches. Amity Gaige is a consummate stylist. Her every sentence contains a tiny world--marrying striking images to deep, soulful ideas in perfectly concise fashion. Her cool, slightly off-kilter sensibility expressed in spare, lucid prose will remind readers of Paula Fox ("Desperate Characters"), while her pure, hyper-real vision of suburban America places her among the most talented of the generation of writers dubbed "the children of Cheever." "Given its level of sophistication and off-center wit, it's a bit startling to realize that "O My Darling" is Amity Gaige's first novel. The characters, beautifully drawn, are as unsentimental toward one another as their author is toward them and yet, wonderfully, this novel with its many ambushes of lyrical moments, is deeply felt." -Stuart Dybek, author of "I Sailed with Magellan"and "The Coast of Chicago"


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    Title
    O My Darling
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amity Gaige
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 235
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590512302
    ISBN 10: 1590512308
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 60
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Publisher
    Other Press (NY)
    Imprint name
    Other Press (NY)
    Publication date
    31 May 2006
    Author Information
    Amity Gaige Amity Gaige is a graduate of Brown University and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. She is the author of the acclaimed novel O My Darling, chosen by the National Book Foundation for its "5 Under 35" program to recognize the achievements of five first-time fiction writers each year. She teaches creative writing at Mount Holyoke College and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.amitygaige.com.
    Review quote
    "Given its level of sophistication and off-center wit, it's a bit starting to realize that "O My Darling is Amity Gaige's first novel. The characters beautiful drawn are as unsentimental toward one another as their author is toward them and yet, wonderfully, this novel with its many ambushes of lyrical moments, is deeply felt"