Schulman Sarah : Empathy (HB)

Schulman Sarah : Empathy (HB)

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Anna is an office temp with a passionate yearning for a mysterious woman in white leather. She's been bruised so badly by love that she no longer knows who she is, or should be; and she's haunted by fragments of the American Dream.Doc is a post-Freudian psychiatrist who hands out business cards to likely-looking neurotics on street comers, and is himself searching for "the big WHY." Together, Doc and Anna take on Jewish Funerals and AIDS memorials, People magazine and personal ads, Spam Patio Dip and the space program, and the apocalyptic netherworld that is daily life on New York City's Lower East Side. Anna's journey culminates with the discovery of Dora, whose eyes are full of trains, and whose essential wisdom introduces Anna to the renewing power of sex and love.Empathy is a witty and imaginative tour-de-force by one of the best - and best-known - lesbian writers at work today. Sarah Schulman, the award-winning author of After Delores and People in Trouble, probes complex questions of identity and experience, homophobia and self-rejection in a novel that is gritty and honest, funny and observant, and as daringly provocative as ever.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 628.22g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525935215
  • 9780525935216

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