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Almost Strangers - Winer, Delsa
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At forty, Ursula Kornfield Gant believes she is independent of the usual pleasures people seek and connections they covet. She lives alone, although there are men who've had, for a while, resident status. She doesn't own a television, rarely sees a movie. At the news kiosk in Harvard Square she hovers, ghostlike, over the racks. She realizes that some people, Daniel, in particular, consider her pretentious. He doesn't say this; he says she's perfect, but he loves her in spite of it, and in fact her only flaw is that she doesn't know one person in "People." Books are Ursula's passion. Immersed one night in "The Times Literary Supplement," Ursula reaches for the ringing phone. "Ursula," a woman's voice says. "This is Delray, the third-floor nurse at Woodside." Her old yellow Labrador beside her in bed flicks open his eyelids. She wonders if he instinctively feels it, her sense that something that matters to her more than anything else in her whole life is about to change. Thus begins Delsa Winer's extraordinary and compelling novel, at once terrifying and full of hope, part romantic tale, part Grand Guignol. When her mother dies, Ursula Gant is shattered. Secluding herself, she retreats behind a literal wall of beloved books. But not even this barricade of fiction can safeguard her from a spell of hallucinations. When the wall collapses, Ursula bolts to the airport, abandoning Daniel, her lover, and the safe boundaries of her life. Meanwhile, Daniel's wife, Cissy, a fading beauty queen, is tormented by a different sort of loss. Devastated by the knowledge of her husband's betrayal, Cissy boards a plane to Athens -- the same plane that Ursula is on. The planecrashes, and in the aftermath one of Daniel's two fleeing women disappears -- her body is never recovered. The other, horribly burned, regains consciousness, but, without any memory and with an unrecognizable face, she ventures into the world alone, unloved and unknowable, uncertain of the future, unable to return to the past.... "Almost Strangers" is a novel of rebirth, new identity, fate, and mortality -- above all of the urge to seek and embrace freedom. Full of intelligence and wit, it is the eagerly anticipated debut novel of a celebrated short-story writer. At once ironic, and moving, it is a love sotry, a suspense story, and a novel of ideas about two absolutely fascinating women. Almost Strangers Winer, Delsa

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Accelerated Christian Education. PAPERBACK. 1/1/1979. B0006E2B8O :Name written inside, minor cover and edge wear . Used - Good., Accelerated Christian Education, 1/1/1979, New York, New York, USA: Simon & Schuster, 2000. BX2 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A sequence of numbers appears on back of the title page iwth the "1" present with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in white paper covered boards quarter bound in light blue paper with metallic red lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges and front endpaper. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus the endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A novel about a 40 year old woman who lives alone and whose passion is books. Her mother's death causes her to retreat further and eventually flee her life because of her emotional turmoil. Another woman who is also fleeing her life happens to be on the same plane. The plane crashes, one of their bodies is not recovered and the other woman survives but horribly burned and with a seemingly permanent amnesia. At recovery, the survivor must accomplish a rebirth, without a memory. The author is a recipient of a fellowship from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts as well as the Capricorn Novel Award, awards from the Hackney National Short Story Contest and Hemingway Days plus she has been a Faulkner Pirate's Alley Novel competition finalist and twice an Iowa Short Fiction semifinalist. 234p.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-/Very Good-. 5.75"x8.75". Ex-Library., Simon & Schuster, 2000

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Almost Strangers: A Novel
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Almost Strangers: A Novel

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780684868189
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0684868180
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Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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