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First, Body: Stories

by Thon, Melanie Rae A

  • ISBN: 9780395785881
  • ISBN10: 039578588X

First, Body: Stories

by Thon, Melanie Rae A

  • List Price: $21.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Publish date: 01/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780395785881
  • ISBN10: 039578588X
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Description: This is Ms. Thon at her most vivid: the dark, urgent lyricism, the insistent physicality". -- The New Times Book Review

"These stories come from...the borderlands, the margins of our affluent culture. They are populated primarily by young people...whose bodies, minds, and spirits are being used up by themselves and by others for the briefest and often most heartbreakingly meager pleasures: a dance with a stranger; breaking into a house and eating pecan pie; a bowl of cherries... The characters give themselves up early and for every reason -- money, fear, to please others -- but never for love or even for their own pleasure. Human bodies here are really never whole, flesh and soul: they are parts, pieces of lives that don't get to be lived... First, Body leaves me completely in awe". -- Christopher Tilghman, Ploughshares

"Melanie Rae Thon proves that she can make the grimmest subjects seem beautiful by the sheer pyrotechnics of her

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