Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories

Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories

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Shortlisted for the National Book Award: qJoan Silber writes with wisdom, humor, grace, and wry intelligence. Her characters bear welcome news of how we will€”Andrea Barrett Intense in subject yet restrained in tone, these stories are about longingsa€”often held for yearsa€”and the ways in which sex and religion can become parallel forms of dedication and comfort. Though the stories stand alone, a minor element in one becomes major in the next. In qMy Shapeq, a woman is taunted by her dance coach, who later suffers his own heartache. A Venetian poet of the 1500s, another storyteller, is introduced to a modern traveler reading Rilke. His story precedes a mesmerizing narrative of missionaries in China. In the final story, Giles, born to a priesthood family, leans toward Buddhism after a grievous loss, and in time falls in love with the dancer of the first story. So deft and subtle is Joan Silber with these various perspectives that we come full circle surprised and enchanted by her myriad worlds. National Book Award finalist. Reading group guide included.It was twilight when we arrived, and the memorial service was the next morning. None of us wanted to do anything but crash out in ... us were always dissolving, a€ I said. This was true enough, and I could see Mattina took 140 a–i ideas of heaven.

Title:Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories
Author: Joan Silber
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2005-05-17

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