The Other Language

The Other Language

Stories

eBook - 2014
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The acclaimed author of Rules of the Wild gives us a lively, poignant, brilliantly observed new collection of stories: explorations of the power of change'in relationships, geographies, and across cultures'to reveal unexpected aspects of ourselves. Here is the most evocative and immediate work yet from a writer hailed by The New York Times as "a natural-born storyteller"'and adored by readers for her global sensibility, humor, and narrative flair. Taking us to Venice during film festival season, a sun-drenched Greek village at the height of summer holidays, and a classical dance community in southern India, these stories sparkle with insight, pitch-perfect dialogue, and surprising twists. A woman celebrates professional success by impulsively buying a Chanel dress she can barely afford. A teenage girl contends with her mother's death while trying to impress a first love. A couple gives in to the urge to wander as they approach midlife. In all of these remarkable stories, characters take risks, confront fears, and step outside their boundaries into new passions and destinies. Enlivened by Marciano's vivid and clear eye on love and betrayal, politics and travel, and the awakenings of childhood, The Other Language is a tour de force that illuminates both the joys and ironies of self-reinvention.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781306564359
1306564352
9780307908377
0307908372
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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empbee
Jun 21, 2016

A very good collection of stories. A number of them has similar paths; meeting a friend, lover, after a number of years, the emotions then and now, unconsummated desire, attraction without destruction.
Humour is mixed with seriousness.

gramercygal Sep 04, 2014

I really enjoyed this book of short stories. Simple and well written.

While the author is Italian she has a very fluid command of the English language. Her stories reflect conflicts people have with other languages or in different countries.

You some itmes ask yourself, "what would I have done in this instance".

All the stories were very different but all were interesting.

I would highly recommend this book.

madison382 Jul 30, 2014

I am not really a fan of short stories, but these stories will stay with me for a long time. Really wish all these stories were regular novels. Francesca Marciano is an excellent writer, can't wait to read more of her books.

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