Grief

Grief

Book - 2006 | First edition.
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In the tradition of Michael Cunningham's The Hours, a beautiful novel destined to become a classic

Reeling from the recent death of his invalid mother, a worn, jaded professor comes to our nation's capital to recuperate from his loss. What he finds there--in his repressed, lonely landlord, in the city's mood and architecture, and in the letters and journals of Mary Todd Lincoln--shows him new, poignant truths about America, yearning, loneliness, and mourning itself.

Since Andrew Holleran first burst onto the scene with 1978's groundbreaking Dancer from the Dance, which has been continuously in print, he has been dazzling readers and critics with his haunting, brilliant prose. The Publishing Triangle ranks Dancer from the Dance at #15 on its list of the 100 best lesbian and gay novels ever, along with titles by Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf. A new Andrew Holleran book is a major literary event; with Grief, Holleran is poised to reach a wider audience than ever before.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [2006]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781401302504
1401302505
Branch Call Number: HOL
Characteristics: 150 pages ;,22 cm

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Algonquin_Lisa Mar 14, 2011

An exploration of grief in various forms. An excellent example of literary fiction dealing with homosexuality and love both platonic and romantic. Also, the difficulty finding love later in life and stocism in the face of loneliness.

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Algonquin_Lisa Mar 14, 2011

Algonquin_Lisa thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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santiano9
Aug 07, 2011

- another of the short books from G&M article. Chronicles aging homosexual whose mother has died who moves to a house in Washington . More compelling than it sounds, his daily walks and interaction with his landlord and friend. Not an uplifting ending. 7/10

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