House on Coliseum Street (Southern Writers Series) (英語) ペーパーバック – 1986/4
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Twenty-year-old Joan Mitchell has lived her entire life in the stately New Orleans house on Coliseum Street, where her mother and half sister have steadily undermined her self-regard. To Joan, her fate seems sealed and strangely inconsequential. Then a brief affair with Michael Kern, a man she knows to be a cad but is drawn to anyway, unfurls for her a surreal sequence of events-pregnancy, an abortion, and eventually withdrawal into a numbed existence. Only a growing obsession with Michael and a yearning to fill her cavernous loneliness spur Joan to any premeditated action. An intricate psychological novel that plumbs the pain and rage born of identity and volition suppressed, The House on Coliseum Street is an arresting, somber story that transcends period and place even as it so immediately evokes New Orleans in the late 1950s. --このテキストは、ペーパーバック版に関連付けられています。
Shirley Ann Grau is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Keepers of the House, four other novels, and three story collections. She lives in New Orleans. --このテキストは、ペーパーバック版に関連付けられています。
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This is a doozy.
But no one talks about what happened, so much so that it's as if it never happened. Except for one thing: Joan can't deny it happened. The story focuses on her fragile psyche and the shocking thing she finally does to deal with it all, heal in body and mind and move on with her life.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Shirley Ann Grau has written a story of the South, a story of the strength of Southern women and most of all a story of courage. It is heartbreaking, magnificent and inspired. "The House on Coliseum Street" will grab you at page one and not let go--and will haunt your thoughts long after you have finished.