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The Resource The summer without men, Siri Hustvedt

The summer without men, Siri Hustvedt

Label
The summer without men
Title
The summer without men
Statement of responsibility
Siri Hustvedt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Out of the blue, your husband of thirty years asks you for a pause in your marriage to indulge his infatuation with a young Frenchwoman. Do you: a) assume it's a passing affair and play along b) angrily declare the marriage over c) crack up d) retreat to a safe haven and regroup? Mia Fredricksen cracks up first, then decamps for the summer to the prairie town of her childhood, where she rages, fumes, and bemoans her sorry fate as abandoned spouse. But little by little, she is drawn into the lives of those around her: her mother and her circle of feisty widows; her young neighbour, with two small children and a loud, angry husband; and the diabolical pubescent girls in her poetry class. By the end of the summer without men, wiser though definitely not sadder, Mia knows what she wants to fight for and on whose terms
Summary
Mia is forced to reexamine her life when her husband puts their marriage on "pause" after thirty years. She returns to the prairie town of her childhood, and is drawn into the lives of those around her
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387428
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hustvedt, Siri
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Women poets
  • Divorced women
Target audience
adult
Label
The summer without men, Siri Hustvedt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: New York : Holt
Control code
000046717417
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9781444710526
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The summer without men, Siri Hustvedt
Publication
Note
First published: New York : Holt
Control code
000046717417
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 p.
Isbn
9781444710526
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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