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Heart Is Its Own Reason

by Natalee Caple | 01 January 1998
PAPERBACK
Synopsis
This collection marks the dazzling debut of a new voice in Canadian fiction. With a surgeon's skill, Natalee Caple reveals the workings of the human heart and the eternal search for love. In the title story, Lana, nursing her infant son, tells her friend Karen: "Men are a kind of blade. Even though you can see how sharp and quick they are against another woman's skin it still surprises you when you embrace them and they cut, cut through you, escaping out of your opened back." But it is Lana who wielded the knife, stabbing her lover Gary, and playing Miles Davis as he slowly bled to death. The police can understand a crime of passion, but not the music and not the darker terror that drove her to murder. These fifteen stories cut to the bone, probing the impact of passion between mothers and children, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives. The results are poignant and often touched by loss. In 'The Price of Acorn,' a boarder offers a couple a washing machine in return for their only child; in 'Under Hunger,' a young girl learns to read in her instructor's bed; in 'Breathing in April,' a novelist plays out her own 'Death in Venice' fantasy as she follows a stranger to the beach. Tautly written, each of these stories challenges the traditional forms of love, while never denying its powerful nature -- its joy and its often desperate conclusions.
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Synopsis
This collection marks the dazzling debut of a new voice in Canadian fiction. With a surgeon's skill, Natalee Caple reveals the workings of the human heart and the eternal search for love. In the title story, Lana, nursing her infant son, tells her friend Karen: "Men are a kind of blade. Even though you can see how sharp and quick they are against another woman's skin it still surprises you when you embrace them and they cut, cut through you, escaping out of your opened back." But it is Lana who wielded the knife, stabbing her lover Gary, and playing Miles Davis as he slowly bled to death. The police can understand a crime of passion, but not the music and not the darker terror that drove her to murder. These fifteen stories cut to the bone, probing the impact of passion between mothers and children, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives. The results are poignant and often touched by loss. In 'The Price of Acorn,' a boarder offers a couple a washing machine in return for their only child; in 'Under Hunger,' a young girl learns to read in her instructor's bed; in 'Breathing in April,' a novelist plays out her own 'Death in Venice' fantasy as she follows a stranger to the beach. Tautly written, each of these stories challenges the traditional forms of love, while never denying its powerful nature -- its joy and its often desperate conclusions.
€12.59
37 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9781895837254
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 01/01/1998
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Fiction A to Z, Contemporary Fiction
No. of Pages - 160
Weight - 195
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 0
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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