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Life Before Her Eyes

ISBN-10: 0156027127

ISBN-13: 9780156027120

Edition: 2002

Authors: Laura Kasischke

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Diana stands before the mirror preening with her best friend, Maureen. Suddenly, a classmate enters holding a gun, and Diana sees her life dance before her eyes. In a moment the future she was just imagining--a doting wife and mother at the age of forty--is sealed by a horrific decision she is forced to make. In prose infused with the dramatically feminine sensuality of spring, we experience seventeen-year-old Diana's uncertain steps into womanhood--her awkward, heated forays into sex; her fresh, fragile construction of an identity. Together with the sights and sounds of renewal, we experience the tasks of Diana's adulthood: protecting her beloved daughter and holding onto her successful husband. An acclaimed writer and poet, Laura Kasischke has crafted a consciousness that encompasses the truth of a teenager's world and the profound transformation of that world at midlife. Resonant and deeply stirring, The Life Before Her Eyes finds piercing beauty in the midst of a nightmare from long ago that echoes like a dirge beneath each new spring.
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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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