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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mahallett - LibraryThing
i listened to this and was doing fine when the mother was narrating. then i got confused. the otyer reviewer mentioned the narration too. i seem to remember this from when i first listened to it in 95. Read full review
PICTURING WILLUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Children have often figured prominently in Beattie's fiction, though they have seldom been as young as Will, the five-year-old object of inquiry of her first novel since Love Always (1985): it's a ... Read full review