Paper Wings

Paper Wings

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The Keller family live in the heart of conservative America in the early 60's. Suzanne is twelve, and loves her mother, Helen, desperately, but she knows that Helen is not like other mothers. In the conventional world they inhabit, Helen's unconventionality represents both the possibilities and the uncertainties of the adult world, and Suzanne observes her mother's passionate attachment to John F Kennedy with a mixture of wonder and apprehension. When the President is assassinated, and Helen's obsession tips into breakdown, only Suzanne has the courage to face up to the reality of her mother's unhappy life and the dark secret at its heart.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 116 x 198 x 24mm | 280g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753801205
  • 9780753801208

About Marly Swick

Marly Swick has received an NEA fellowship, a James Michener Award, an O. Henry Award, and the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Her highly praised books include the novel Paper Wings and two story collections, The Summer Before the Summer of Love and Monogamy.show more

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124 ratings
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4 31% (38)
3 44% (54)
2 9% (11)
1 1% (1)
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