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-- First paperback edition. -- A collection of fifteen stories which chronicle the lives of women trying to break out of imposed roles -- from prostitute to tarot card reader to wealthy widow. Here are the dreams of misplaced waitresses, the survival techniques of secretaries too smart to take orders. -- Insightful and often bitingly funny, Sheehan's stories are poetically layered and contrasted, offering glimpses of the world these women inhabit as seen through a kaleidoscope -- each shift creating new impressions. -- Originally published by Dalkey Archive (1994).…mehr

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-- First paperback edition. -- A collection of fifteen stories which chronicle the lives of women trying to break out of imposed roles -- from prostitute to tarot card reader to wealthy widow. Here are the dreams of misplaced waitresses, the survival techniques of secretaries too smart to take orders. -- Insightful and often bitingly funny, Sheehan's stories are poetically layered and contrasted, offering glimpses of the world these women inhabit as seen through a kaleidoscope -- each shift creating new impressions. -- Originally published by Dalkey Archive (1994).
Autorenporträt
Aurelie Sheehan, the director of the creative writing program at the University of Arizona, has received a Pushcart Prize, a Camargo Fellowship, and the Jack Kerouac Literary Award.