Picturing Will

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Random House, 1989 - Fiction - 230 pages
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Picturing Will, the widely acclaimed new novel by Ann Beattie, unravels the complexities of a postmodern family. There's Will, a curious five-year-old who listens to the heartbeat of a plant through his toy stethoscope; Jody, his mother, a photographer poised on the threshold of celebrity; Mel, Jody's perfect -- perhaps too perfect -- lover; and Wayne, the rather who left Will without warning and now sees his infrequent visits as a crimp in his bedhopping. Beattie shows us how these lives intersect, attract, and repel one another with dazzling shifts and moments of heartbreaking directness. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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started with some very fine writing and an excellent storyline - then about 2/3 of the way through, a nasty episode took place which was not only not resolved, but the impact of it wasn't described ... Read full review

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started with some very fine writing and an excellent storyline - then about 2/3 of the way through, a nasty episode took place which was not only not resolved, but the impact of it wasn't described ... Read full review

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Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award CollectAnn Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections and in John Updike's "The""Best American Short Stories ions and in John Updike's "The""Best American Short Stories of the Century". In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Awardof the Century". In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she recei for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She and her husband, ved the Rea Award for the Short Story. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Key West, Florida, and CharlottesvillLincoln Perry, live in Key West, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Litere, Virginia, where she is Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. ature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.

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