The Other Side Of Youth

The Other Side Of Youth

Stories

eBook - 2014
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Kelli Deeth's female protagonists confront the emotional complexities of marriage, childlessness, adoption, adolescent longing, friendship, and death; they mourn the loss of youth while grappling with the uncertainties of adulthood. In "Vera's Room," a woman who is unable to conceive negotiates a tense relationship with the seven-year-old girl she and her husband have adopted. In "Embrace," Theresa, a young woman who has just had an abortion decides to give up on sexual desire and settle with a divorced father who can provide her with safety. And in "Sis," Jenny moves back to Toronto from Winnipeg in order to start her life over and reconnect with her step-brother, with whom she shares complicated and tragic childhood. These are stories about the vagaries of family and the narrow chasm between longing and grief; with a deft hand and a knowing eye.
Publisher: [United States] : Arsenal Pulp Press : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781551525242
1551525240
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Safyan, Susan
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