Obscene gestures for women: stories

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Knopf, Sep 9, 1989 - Fiction - 109 pages
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Fifteen short stories chronicle the struggles of proud, indomitable women to preserve their humanity and dignity in the face of ceaseless erosion of moral stability

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User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

It's difficult to review a short story collection, because not every story in here's a gem, so my rating's splitting the difference. Some just didn't hold my attention (like "Anton's Album"--loved the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

Struck me like Noy Holland, Amy Hempel, Lorrie Moore all together, but with more tendency toward the technical. Lovely. Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Janet Kauffman grew up on a tobacco farm in Pennsylvania. She now works her own farm and teaches in Michigan. She is the author of three works of fiction, "Obscene Gestures for Women," "Collaborators," and "The Body in Four Parts" and two books of poetry, "The Weather Book" and "Where the World Is," "Collaborators" and "The Body in Four Parts" are both available through Graywolf.

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