O Careless Love: Stories and a Novella

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HarperCollins, Mar 26, 2002 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Weather they are on the lookout or on the lam, love is what maps their migration.

An eccentric endodontist repairs a patient's freshly broken heart while performing a root canal.

A Haitian woman charms snakes into keeping her company in an urban cave as she safeguards her grandchildren's sleep.

A shy illustrator subsists through a long Vermont winter on occasional glimpses of a man in a blue pickup truck.

Susan Dodd, the acclaimed author of The Mourners' Bench explores the multifarious and otherworldly nature of love's in this shimmering collection of short stories.

In settings ranging from a desolate island in winter to a broken-down city bus at rush hour, Dodd shows us love's unlikely -- and often inconvenient -- landings 'in these ten diverse and uncommon stories.

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Dodd (The Mourner's Bench, LJ 6/1/98) uses her amazing command of language to present the eternal search for love in unsuspected venues. Her characters fail to fulfill their desperate longings ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Susan Dodd, who has taught at Harvard and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is the author of four critically acclaimed books. Her work has been honored by the Friends of American Writers, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Faulkner Society, among other organizations. She lives in Ocracoke, North Carolina.

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