Becoming Someone

Becoming Someone

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4.21 (14 ratings by Goodreads)

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Description

What shapes the way we see ourselves?

An administrator is forced into early retirement; a busy doctor needs a break. A girl discovers her sexuality; an older man explores a new direction for his. An estate agent seeks adventure beyond marriage; a photojournalist retreats from an overwhelming world. A woman reduces her carbon footprint; a woman embarks on a transatlantic affair. A widow refuses to let her past trauma become public property; another marks her husband's passing in style.

Thought-provoking, playful and poignant, these 42 short stories address identity from different angles, examining the characters' sense of self at various points in their lives. What does it mean to be a partner, parent, child, sibling, friend? How important is work, culture, race, religion, nationality, class? Does our body, sexuality, gender or age determine who we are?

Is identity a given or can we choose the someone we become?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 19mm | 367g
  • Derby, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1908600772
  • 9781908600776
  • 2,271,344

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