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You never get it back, Cara Blue Adams

You never get it back, Cara Blue Adams
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You never get it back
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Cara Blue Adams
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John Simmons short fiction award
"The linked stories in Cara Blue Adams's precise and observant collection offer elegantly constructed glimpses of the life of Kate, a young woman from rural New England, moving between her childhood in the countryside of Vermont and her twenties and thirties in the northeast, southwest, and South in pursuit of a vocation, first as a research scientist and later as a writer. Place is a palpable presence: Boston in winter, Maine in summer, Virginia's lush hillsides, the open New Mexico sky. Along the way, we meet Kate's difficult bohemian mother and younger sister, her privileged college roommate, and the various men Kate dates as she struggles to define what she wants from the world on her own terms. Wryly funny and shot through with surprising flashes of anger, these smart, dreamy, searching stories show us a young woman grappling with social class, gender, ambition, violence, and the distance between longing and having. What we lose, these powerful, subtle stories show, is as much a part of us as what we keep"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
I Met Loss the Other Day -- You Never Get It Back -- Charity -- The Foothills of Tucson -- Never Gotten, Never Had -- The Sea Latch -- At the Wrong Time, to the Wrong People -- Shoulder Season -- Metaphor -- Vision -- Seeing Clear -- The Most Common State of Matter -- Desert Light
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