Bodies of water: short fiction

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Hyperion, Mar 28, 1996 - Fiction - 133 pages
10 Reviews
When Rosanne Cash released her album Interiors in 1990, she not only departed from the country music that had made her a superstar over the previous decade, but crafted a masterpiece that established a new standard for popular music. In its harrowing chronicle of the breakup of a relationship, Interiors confirmed Cash's remarkable talents as a lyricist, with songs that were intelligent and astonishingly frank, songs that with their stark empathy transcended the self-involvement that had come to confine the work of many "confessional" singer-songwriters. The Wheel (1993) was further evidence that she had few equals in her field. As one of our most literate lyricists, Cash naturally began to turn to longer prose pieces, and in her first collection, Bodies of Water, she reveals the full breadth and depth of her talent. These stories are a series of portraits of the inner lives of women seeking self-forgiveness, resolution, and freedom in the face of the familiar betrayals of everyday existence. A mother spends a comically forlorn New Year's Eve alone with her young children. Alone in Paris, a traveler faces her loneliness as middle age approaches. A dinner party becomes a battleground of concealed disappointment. It is at the margins of reality and dreams, the boundaries between art and insanity, that Cash's characters come to learn that their redemption is to be found in facing the past, and finally, in retrieving power from it.

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User Review  - Carolynn - Goodreads

Much the same as her song writing, the stories in this book draw you in. Although it's a work of fiction, it's very true to life and believable! Read full review

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User Review  - Anthony - Goodreads

Not that I expected any less based on my familiarity with her music, but what Rosanne Cash really excels at creating are characters. Most of the main characters in these nine stories are strongly ... Read full review

Contents

WE ARE BORN
3
THE ARC OF LONELINESS
19
BODIES OF WATER
39
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Cash is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter.

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