A glimpse of scarlet and other stories
Here, in her acclaimed first collection of short fiction, the author of Summer Light and Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life charts the hidden realities beneath the deceptively placid surface of old-guard WASP family life. "Robinson may be John Cheever's heir apparent".--New York Times Book Review.
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These stories of upper-middle-class family life concern relationships between men and women, mistrust and infidelities, broken families, and stepparents and stepchildren. With characteristic delicacy ... Read full review
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