New PDF release: After Claude


By Iris Owens

ISBN-10: 1590174100

ISBN-13: 9781590174104

Harriet is leaving her boyfriend Claude, “the French rat.” That a minimum of is how Harriet sees issues, whether it’s Claude who has simply requested Harriet to depart his Greenwich Village condo. good, a technique or one other she has no purpose of leaving. on the contrary, she is going to remain and targeted revenge—or may have if Claude had now not had her unceremoniously evicted. nonetheless, notwithstanding moved out, Harriet isn't really approximately to maneuver on. no longer in anyway. Girlfriends circle round to patronize and recommend, yet Harriet purely takes offense, and it’s effortless to appreciate why. simply because mad and maddening as she might be, Harriet sees prior the well mannered platitudes that everybody else is content material to spout and reside through. She is an unblinkered, unbuttoned, unrelenting, and chiefly bitingly humorous prophetess of all that's mistaken with women’s lives and hearts—until, in a shock twist, she reveals a savior in a depressing room on the Chelsea lodge.

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What makes Brainard’s fiction compelling is her ability to integrate Filipino legends and Philippine history into her writings. In her short stories and in When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Brainard reimagines the oral folktales and native traditions of her childhood into vivid contemporary characters, providing her readers with a distinctive style and voice that is Asian yet American. In her latest novel, Magdalena (2002), Brainard takes the reader on another journey into the psyche of her protagonists during the time of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines.

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