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Description: The three fatesâ€”now three Vietnamese â€œprincessesâ€ in Franceâ€”were spirited away as little children by their powerful grandmother when Saigon fell to the communists. Now the two sisters and their cousin await the arrival of their father and uncle, still marooned in his little blue house in the old country. â€œLeave King Lear alone, Iâ€™d told my cousins,â€ our principal narrator (an intellectual who has lost a hand) informs us: â€œThey had neglected him for twenty years and now they were conspiring like a pair of Cordelias to bestow one last joy on the old monarch: he hadnâ€™t asked for it.â€ From a luxurious home in the French countryside, his two daughters (the elder, very pregnant and restlessly cooking and eating, kept company by her long-legged and icy younger sister) plot to drag their father halfway around the world â€“ away from his poverty and from his only friend and the grilled eels they happily devour together â€“ to flaunt their success. Scathingly unsentimental, The Three Fates transposes Shakespearean tragedy into a contemporary idiom and a decidedly different culture. A sharply vivacious book about â€œthe bitch of fate,â€ The Three Fates â€”like a witchesâ€™ pot on the boilâ€”brews up from displaced lives a darkly funny and agitated concatenation.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 6/29/2010
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall