Empathy : Little Sister's Classics #5

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Provocative, observant, and daring, this 1992 novel by one of America s preeminent lesbian writers and thinkers is being reissued for the Little Sister s Classics series. Anna O. is a loner in New York, an office temp obsessed with a mysterious woman in white leather; Doc is a post-Freudian psychiatrist who hands out business cards to likely neurotics on street corners, and is himself looking for personal fulfillment. They befriend each other in the netherworld of the Lower East Side, two unlikely people drawn together by their confusion about and empathy for the world around them, and each other. This beautifully written novel is about the fluidity of desire, and how those of us damaged by love can still be transformed by it. Features a new essay by the author and an introduction by Kevin Killian."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 139.7 x 200.7 x 17.8mm | 294.84g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1551522012
  • 9781551522012
  • 686,579

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With "Empathy", the lesbian novel comes of age.?Fay Weldon--Fay Weldon "Fay Weldon "show more

About Sarah Schulman

Sarah Schulman is the author of eleven previous books, including eight novels, the latest being The Child (2006). As a journalist, her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, and Interview. She has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and two American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Awards. She lives in New York. Kevin Killian is the author of a novel, a short-story collection, and books of poetry; he is also co-author of Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance. He lives in San Francisco.show more

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