House under snow

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Harcourt, Jul 31, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 242 pages
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A first novel by an acclaimed American poet, House Under Snow is a story
of mothers and daughters, of sexual identity, of a family slowly disintegrating after the premature death of its patriarch. Anna Crane, soon to be married, reflects back on her childhood in Ohio during the 1960s and '70s with her two sisters and her charismatic, self-destructing mother. Evoking the claustrophobia of small-town life, Anna's first passionate love affair with a troubled boy who works as a groom and trainer at a horse track, and her mother's endless stream of suitors and a failed marriage, the novel races toward a chilling conclusion when Anna is betrayed by the two most important figures in her young life.
Not since Alice McDermott's That Night has there been such a telling portrait of first love. And not since Mona Simpson's Anywhere But Here have we witnessed the destructive, seductive nature of a mother who insists on competing with her children. An unforgettable tale of the power and vulnerability of sex and family, history and the past, House Under Snow is a lyrical and brilliant fictional debut.

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User Review  - Aaron Sta.clara - Goodreads

I really thought that this book will be so interesting yet when I started to read it,my extreme expectation,like a building,began to crumble into dust. Read full review

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User Review  - Maureen Foust - Goodreads

This book initially attracted me because it was set close to where I grew up. I read some complaints that it jumped around a bit too much but I didn't find that a problem until a little closer to the ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Jill Bialosky received an M.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is the author of two books of poetry, The End of Desire and Subterranean, and has contributed poetry to the Paris Review, the New Yorker, and American Poetry Review, among other publications. An editor at W.W. Norton, she lives in New York with her husband and son.