Bear and His Daughter
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Bear and His Daughter

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 134.1 x 203.5 x 16.5mm | 263.09g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0395901340
  • 9780395901342
  • 1,146,668

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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 Heraldshow more

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280 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 27% (76)
4 45% (127)
3 22% (63)
2 4% (10)
1 1% (4)
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