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A manual for cleaning women : selected stories

Author: Lucia Berlin; Stephen Emerson
Publisher: London Picador, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Berlin invites her reader into a rich, itinerant life: one of beauty, pain, laughter, drink and surprising moments of grace. In Mexico, Chile and the American southwest, in laundromats, hospitals, motels and bars, she crafts miracles from the everyday with a voice that is irresistible.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Additional Physical Format: ebook version:
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucia Berlin; Stephen Emerson
ISBN: 9781447290438 1447290437 9781447294894 1447294890 9781250094735 1250094739
OCLC Number: 922942968
Description: xxiv, 403 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Angel's laundromat --
Dr. H.A. Moynihan --
Stars and saints --
A manual for cleaning women --
My jockey --
El Tim --
Point of view --
Her first detox --
Phantom pain --
Tiger bites --
Emergency room notebook, 1977 --
Temps perdu --
Carpe diem --
Toda luna, todo año --
Good and bad --
Melina --
Friends --
Unmanageable --
Electric car, El Paso --
Sex appeal --
Teenage punk --
Step --
Strays --
Grief --
Bluebonnets --
La vie en rose --
Macadam --
Dear Conchi --
Fool to cry --
Mourning --
Panteón de Dolores --
So long --
A love affair --
Let me see you smile --
Mama --
Carmen --
Silence --
Mijito --
502 --
Here it is Saturday --
B.F. and me --
Wait a minute --
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis.


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This selection of 43 stories ... should by all rights see her as lauded as Jean Rhys or Raymond Carver. -- John Self Independent In A Manual for Cleaning Women we witness the emergence of an Read more...

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