You never know

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Viking, May 1, 1993 - Fiction - 241 pages
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You Never Know is the new collection of stories from Isabel Huggan, author of The Elizabeth Stories. Set in Canada, Kenya and France, the tales deal with the friendship of young girls, mother-daughter relationships and unresolved feelings between men and women.

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This is a powerful collection of 12 short stories written about women, their intimacies, and the intricacies of their relationships. The stories are set in Canada, Kenya, and France--all places where ... Read full review


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Isabel Huggan was born on September 21, 1943, in Ontario, Canada. She attended the University of Western Ontario and briefly worked for Macmillan Publishing after graduation. She later taught high school English and worked as a reporter and photographer. Huggan garnered praise for The Elizabeth Stories, a collection of short stories set in the 1950s. These stories center on Elizabeth, a young girl dealing with life as an outsider in the town of Garten. Huggan explores the intricacies of the female experience, including the unique mother-daughter relationship. Repression, social class, and sexual identity are other themes often explored by Huggan. Her other works include the collection of short stories You Never Know.

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