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This Close: Stories Jessica Francis Kane

This Close: Stories

Jessica Francis Kane

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ISBN : 9781555970666
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192 pages
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A graceful, moving new collection by the author of The ReportHow close can we come to love, success, happiness, forgiveness?An older woman, irritated with her wealthy young neighbor’s yard “improvements,” offers a corner of her lawn to a CroatianMoreA graceful, moving new collection by the author of The ReportHow close can we come to love, success, happiness, forgiveness?An older woman, irritated with her wealthy young neighbor’s yard “improvements,” offers a corner of her lawn to a Croatian immigrant who wants a vegetable garden. A recent college graduate living in New York City finds himself in a strangely entangled friendship with his dry cleaner and her son. A daughter accompanies her father to Israel, where, seeing a new side of him away from her mother, she makes an unusual bargain.Through thirteen stories, some stand-alone, others woven with linked characters, Kane questions the tensions between friendship and neighborliness, home and travel, family and ambition. In writing filled with wit and humor and incredible poignancy, she deftly reveals the everyday patterns that, over time, can swerve a life off course.