Reading Madame Bovary

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Australian fiction - 354 pages
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A woman finds her everyday life engulfed by vivid fantasies, a businessman explores new ways to deal with his rage, a young woman is stuck on a boat with a bunch of delinquents, a diary is discovered, a commune goes wrong In this captivating collection of short fiction, award-winning novelist Amanda Lohrey explores the dilemmas of modern life. Her characters find themselves caught between body and spirit, memory and desire, ambition and mortality - and they must transform themselves or be trapped. Shot through with a serene intelligence, these tales enlighten and entertain in equal measure.
 

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Reading Madame Bovary

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Amanda Lohrey's new book of short fiction, Reading Madame Bovary, is a collection of middle-class vignettes. The stories are peopled with characters who will be familiar to readers of Australian ... Read full review

Contents

Primates
1
Reading Madame Bovary
70
Ground Zero
104
Freedom Order and the Golden Bead Material
148
Perfect
173
The Art of Convalescence
192
The Existence of Other Men
218
John Lennons Gardener
237
Letter to the Romans
278
PUBLICATION DETAILS
311
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About the author (2010)

Amanda Lohrey is the author of A Short History of Richard Kline which made the Queensland Literary Awards 2015 shortlist in the fiction category. This same title was shortlisted for the Margaret Scott Prize for best book by a Tasmanian writer 2015.

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