A Stone Boat

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Plume, 1994 - Fiction - 241 pages
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In a book that rivals D. H. Lawrence's "Sons and Lovers" for its intense representation of the complex emotions between a mother and son, Andrew Solomon has written an extraordinarily perceptive novel of family, sexuality, and the changes wrought by loss. Harry, an American concert pianist with an international career, meets his glamorous mother in Paris to confront her disapproval of his homosexuality. Instead, he is confronted with the news of her cancer.

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Andrew Solomon was born in New York City on October 30, 1963. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Yale University and a Master's degree in English at Jesus College, Cambridge. He has written for numerous publications including The New York Times and The New Yorker. He has written several non-fiction books including The Irony Tower, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, and The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, which won the 2001 National Book Award. He also wrote the novel A Stone Boat. He is a lecturer in psychiatry at Cornell University and special advisor on LGBT affairs to the Yale School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry.

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