My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead
Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro
By (author) Jeffrey Eugenides
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My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead by Jeffrey Eugenides
Book Description"When it comes to love, there are a million theories to explain it. But when it comes to love stories, things are simpler. A love story can never be about full possession. Love stories depend on disappointment, on unequal births and feuding families, on matrimonial boredom and at least one cold heart. Love stories, nearly without exception, give love a bad name . . . . It is perhaps only in reading a love story (or in writing one) that we can simultaneously partake of the ecstasy and agony of being in love without paying a crippling emotional price. I offer this book, then, as a cure for lovesickness and an antidote to adultery. Read these love stories in the safety of your single bed. Let everybody else suffer." Jeffrey Eugenides, from the introduction to My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead All proceeds from My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead will go directly to fund the free youth writing programs offered by 826 Chicago. 826 Chicago is part of the network of seven writing centers across the United States affiliated with 826 National, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780061240386
Paperback / softback
(204mm x 136mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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"With selections by Donald Antrim, Edwidge Danticat, Jeffrey Eugenides, Andrew Sean Greer, Lois Lowry, Rick Moody, Marilynne Robinson, Meg Wolitzer ... and more"--Cover.
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'I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974.'
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