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Eleanor Rushing: A Novel

Friedmann, Patty

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ISBN 10: 1582430039 / ISBN 13: 9781582430034
Verlag: Counterpoint Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 1999
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Titel: Eleanor Rushing: A Novel

Verlag: Counterpoint Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Auflage: First Edition.

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A zany, hilarious novel set amid the splendors and excesses of New Orleans

Blessed with acute powers of observation and the ability to remember everything, Eleanor Rushing's recollections and impressions are nevertheless often at odds with those of the people around her. When Maxim Walters, a distinguished Methodist minister, speaks passionately at the city council meeting and then sits next to Eleanor, she knows what it means. Soon she is boasting of her affair with Maxim, how he ignores his congregation and speaks only to her, how he invites her to join him on a business trip to Nashville, how they make love all night long.

But Maxim sees things a little differently. He is married and knows Eleanor only as a member of his church who always sits in the front row. He has no idea why she appears in Nashville when he is there, and there is certainly no love between them. Or so he says. But who is telling the truth?

Eleanor Rushing is a first-person narrative tour de force. At once highly entertaining and deeply moving, it is a memorable look at the willfulness of obsessive love, the caustic mix of money and leisure, and the power of memory to damage the soul.

About the Author:

Patty Friedmann is the author of two previous books, Too Smart to Be Rich (1988) and a novel, The Exact Image of Mother (1991). Her articles and reviews appear regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Times Picayune, Brightleaf, and Small Press Magazine. Her short stories have appeared in Short Story, Louisiana Literature, Louisiana English Journal, and Xavier Review. She lives in New Orleans.

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