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 is the author of the New York Times "bestsellers "Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity", winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and "The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression", a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the 2001 National Book Award; and of the critically acclaimed 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. His journalism appears frequently in The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Travel + Leisure, "and Newsweek/The Daily Beast.

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