You're So Beautiful

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Macmillan, 1997 - Fiction - 208 pages
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A New York Times Notable Book for 1996 -- a debut collection of ten stories set in the contemporary Midwest

The stories in You're So Beautiful focus on ordinary people navigating their way through life, coming to terms with themselves and their desires in the process. Each of the characters -- parents, children, friends, lovers, neighbors -- shows a private side alive with perception and complexity readers won't soon forget.

"Written in a spare quiet prose, You're So Beautiful is a fine first collection ... written with humor and affection". -- The New York Times Review

"Cast a sympathetic eye on women ... celebrating the day-to-day rituals and rythms of life, waiting to surprise readers with unexpected bursts of passion". -- Boston Herald

"Showcases FitzGerald's expertise at peeling away layers one at a time to expose the surprising center of a story". -- Publishers Weekly

 

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In the ten stories of her first collection, Fitzgerald chronicles the angst and imploding tensions of white, middle-class Midwesterners. A woman is obsessed with her ex's young wife and toys with the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
23
Section 3
45
Section 4
65
Section 5
87
Section 6
103
Section 7
127
Section 8
147
Section 9
157
Section 10
160
Section 11
175
Section 12
192
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