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Description - Darling? by Heidi Schmidt

perfect stories from an American star-apparent, full of grace, wit and love Pert, tart, often perfect stories from the eastern seaboard of the USA, to appeal to smart, sly readers of Lorrie Moore, Amy Bloom, Melissa Bank, Jane Smiley et al. Every one of these stories is knowing, wry, sad, funny, engaging, full of unexpected detail, perceptive in the extreme. Heidi Jon Schmidt has an ear for dialogue, but more so for what is unsaid, for the huge chasms of unspoken communication in everyday life. Her heroes are the ever so slightly left of centre misfits, who are certain there is something missing from their lives but can't quite work out what. Whether her subject is an 11-year-old girl grieving for her dog, a middle-aged man whose wife has left him and must return to live with his mother, an elderly lady whose husband has Alzheimers, a 90-year-old revered poet, a group of talentless but wildly enthusiastic would-be novelists, she invests them with a credibility that makes one care passionately for them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007122882
ISBN-10: 0007122888
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Flamingo
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Heidi Schmidt

Heidi Jon Schmidt lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she teaches at Provincetown Arts Centre.

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