Obscene gestures for women: stories

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Knopf, Sep 9, 1989 - Fiction - 109 pages
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Fifteen short stories chronicle the struggles of proud, indomitable women to preserve their humanity and dignity in the face of ceaseless erosion of moral stability

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In these 15 stories, Kauffman presents a quirky panoply of characters: a woman who grinds her teeth, a book burner with a megaphone, two farmers who ride a combine at night. Kauffman's language is ... Read full review


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Janet Kauffman grew up on a tobacco farm in Pennsylvania. She now works her own farm and teaches in Michigan. She is the author of three works of fiction, "Obscene Gestures for Women," "Collaborators," and "The Body in Four Parts" and two books of poetry, "The Weather Book" and "Where the World Is," "Collaborators" and "The Body in Four Parts" are both available through Graywolf.

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