A blind corner : stories
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Published
New York : Little Brown & Company, 2022.
Format
Book
ISBN
9780316434195, 0316434191
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Northampton Forbes Library - FictionYF MACY 2022Available
Northborough Free Library - GeneralFIC MACYAvailable
Pittsfield Berkshire Athenaeum - BalconyFICTION MacyAvailable

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Published
New York : Little Brown & Company, 2022.
Physical Desc
211 pages ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780316434195, 0316434191

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"In an era of "hot takes" and easy generalizations, this collection reclaims the absurdities and paradoxes of life as it is actually lived from the American fantasy of "niceness". In Macy's world, human desires and fatal blind spots slam headlong into convenient, social-media-driven narratives that would sort us into neat boxes of insider or outsider; good or bad; with us or against us. Time and again, whether at home or in the age-old role of Americans abroad, Macy's women see their good intentions turn awry. A woman who tries to do a good deed for an underprivileged child sees it go horribly wrong. A wife, attempting to be a good host to a friend's strange ex-boyfriend, finds herself in a compromised situation. And, in the title story, a newlywed fancies herself a Euro-sophisticate until an accident reminds her just how truly foreign she really is. In tales where shocking and sometimes brutal events disabuse characters of their most cherished beliefs, Macy forgoes easy moralization in favor of uncomfortable truths that reveal the complexity of what it means to be human."--,Provided by publisher

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