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Nevai, Lucia

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ISBN 10: 1565121589 / ISBN 13: 9781565121584
Verlag: Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1997
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Titel: Normal

Verlag: Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Auflage: First Edition.

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You won't find storybook families in these twelve wonderfully daring stories by Lucia Nevai. Over and over, Nevai's characters, from an urbane ex-hippie in Manhattan to a disabled war veteran in rural Louisiana, miss in their attempts to connect with the people they love most. But in the midst of all the missed connections, something remarkable (and often very funny) happens. In the tradition of Amy Bloom, Ellen Gilchrist, and Francine Prose, Nevai brings us unforgettable families in twelve versions of "normal" that we can all recognize. "Skewed and shrewd, Ms. Nevai makes a delightful tour guide to the fallout of the nuclear family."--The New York Times Book Review; "A writer of uncommon potency and reach."--Publishers Weekly, starred; "Nevai is a real talent with a ready wit and a steady gaze."--Kirkus Reviews.

Review:

The cover of Lucia Nevai's collection of short stories, Normal, is a simple silhouette of a perfect family, circa 1950s: man, woman, and child hold hands and stare off into a clip-art sunset. In the pages beneath this idyllic image, the concept of normal takes on new meaning. For the characters of Nevai's 12 tales, it is simply one more stop along the road, quite a ways past wildly dysfunctional but not so far from merely unhappy. Take the main character of "Belief." Young Maureen is a not-so-happy camper at Methodist camp. With her father in jail and her mother at a disconnected phone number, the little girl exercises the only control she has, cutting her own body over and over again with a Swiss army knife. In "Quinn's Wedding," the celebration of a marriage is somewhat dampened by the bride's addiction to cocaine and her father's history of incest with her sister.

Weddings, funerals, Thanksgiving meals--these are the battlefields on which Nevai's characters struggle to define themselves and to connect with the people they love most but most often do not understand. Nobody in Normal is normal, but Nevai makes sure everybody has some share of sympathy, wit, and dignity.

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