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Where The God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom
  

Where The God of Love Hangs Out

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Synopsis

Where The God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom

A young woman struggles to come to terms with her friend's murder; a man and his daughter-in-law confess their sins in the most unlikely of places; a daughter returns to her hated father's house to care for him in his final days and discovers an unexpected bond; and, in a set of interlocking stories, two middle-aged friends, married to others, find themselves irresistibly sexually drawn to one another. In this sensuous, funny, and heartbreaking new book, Amy Bloom explores the unexpected patterns that love, and its absence, weave into our lives.With her generous and clear-eyed understanding of human complexity and contrariness, the award-winning author introduces us to some of her most unforgettable characters yet.

Reviews

Beautifully astute . . . extravagantly fine fiction. --Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Wise and resounding . . . [Amy] Bloom joins the ranks of the unforgettable: F. Scott Fitzgerald's eyeless time; Virginia Woolf's impassivity in the progress of her characters
lives

. -- Los Angeles Times

[Bloom] writes in beautifully wrought prose, with spunky humor and a flair for delectably eccentric details. . . . Brava. -- The New York Times Book Review

To read Bloom is to fall in love--with her characters and with the magic that language can make. -- More

Stirring . . . Characters [are] rendered in sexy, loving, living color. -- San Francisco Chronicle

[An] indelible new collection . . . Bloom illuminates the way our affections define us, old and young, for better or worse. -- People

Moving, shocking, written with compassion and understanding and generously reflective of the fragility of our lives. -- The Miami Herald spent a week


About the Author

AMY BLOOM is the author of two collections of stories, Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, and two novels: Away (published by Granta Books) and Love Invents Us. She also teaches creative writing at Yale University.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2011

Author

Amy Bloom

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Publisher

Granta Books

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847081698

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