Chilly Scenes of Winter

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 18, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
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This is the story of a love-smitten Charles; his friend Sam, the Phi Beta Kappa and former coat salesman; and Charles' mother, who spends a lot of time in the bathtub feeling depressed.


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A group of friends get together and discuss their life, their missed goals and opportunities and the things that have gone on in their lives. There is family problems with attempted suicide, stays in ... Read full review

CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER

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Up the down mood elevator mostly with Charles, a self-styled "mess" who fantasizes and cultivates his "spiritual trouble" although he's got some genuine wretchedness to contribute to it. Mostly his ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
20
Section 4
33
Section 5
57
Section 6
93
Section 7
121
Section 8
143
Section 9
170
Section 10
203
Section 11
221
Section 12
234
Section 13
245
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About the author (2011)

Ann Beattie was born in Washington, D.C. on September 8, 1947. She received a B.A. from American University in 1969 and an M.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1970. She began her writing career when she was just twenty-five, with the short story A Platonic Relationship, published in The New Yorker. Regular contributions to the magazine resulted in her first collection of short stories, Distortions, published in 1976. Her first novel, Chilly Scenes of Winter, was also published that year. Later works include Park City, Another You, Where You'll Find Me, and Walks with Men. Her work was honored with a Guggenheim fellowship in 1978, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1980, and the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2005. She has taught at Harvard College, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Virginia.

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