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Lovers and Cohorts: Twenty-Seven Stories

Gold, Herbert

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ISBN 10: 1556114605 / ISBN 13: 9781556114601
Verlag: Plume, 1995
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Titel: Lovers and Cohorts: Twenty-Seven Stories

Verlag: Plume

Erscheinungsdatum: 1995

Einband: Paperback


Auflage: 1st Edition

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Book by Gold, Herbert

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Many of these 27 stories by the author of Fathers and Love and Like are so slight and self-indulgent that they fail to sustain interest. They concern a writer who comes from Cleveland, lives in California (as does the author) and describes in excruciating detail his relationships with his wives, girlfriends and family members. Only a few tales are vintage Gold. In one of them, "A Ninety-Six-Year-Old Big Sister," the narrator's Aunt Anna refuses to allow her already aging children to cook or clean for her and maintains that she doesn't even feel 95 yet; how can she be 96? In "Cohorts," a father, half-blind, half-deaf, unable to control his bodily functions, goes with his sons to a neighborhood delicatessen, where he meets some cronies who greet him delightedly. With equanimity he responds, "Fine, fine," but at home, asked who they were, shakes his dazed head. "Ti-Moune" introduces Monique, an 11-year-old Haitian, responsibly adult, whose mother is prepared to sell her to a family of Americans returning home. It is unfortunate that perceptive, touching stories like these are subsumed by so many trifling ones.
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