Larry's Party

Larry's Party
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Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 278
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ISBN-10 : 9781101160435
ISBN-13 : 1101160438
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Book Synopsis Larry's Party by : Carol Shields

Download or read book Larry's Party written by Carol Shields and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1998-09-01 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The San Diego Tribune called The Stone Diaries a "universal study of what makes women tick." With Larry's Party Carol Shields has done the same for men. Larry Weller, born in 1950, is an ordinary guy made extraordinary by his creator's perception, irony, and tenderness. Larry's Party gives us, as it were, a CAT scan of his life, in episodes between 1977 and 1997, that seamlessly flash backward and forward. We follow this young floral designer through two marriages and divorces, and his interactions with his parents, friends, and a son. Throughout, we witness his deepening passion for garden mazes--so like life, with their teasing treachery and promise of reward. Among all the paradoxes and accidents of his existence, Larry moves through the spontaneity of the seventies, the blind enchantment of the eighties, and the lean, mean nineties, completing at last his quiet, stubborn search for self. Larry's odyssey mirrors the male condition at the end of our century with targeted wit, unerring poignancy, and faultless wisdom.


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