Things to Make and Break

Things to Make and Break

Book - 2018
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"In these eleven stories, Tan explores the idea that every relationship between two people is actually a relationship between three people: each relationship encompasses and relies upon an interstitial presence--another person, a former self, a future lover. Within this loose thematic constraint, a series of related worlds unspool. Teenagers in a band betray each other. A woman gets so obsessed with photos of her boyfriend's ex that she eventually contrives a way to meet her. A woman has a relationship with her sister's husband's brother that darkly, secretly parallels her sister's happy marriage. Each character is a mirror, double or proxy of someone else, hinting at the possibility that we seek out the same person in different bodies and churn through cycles of self-invention/-annihilation"--Provided by publisher
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2018.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781566895279
Branch Call Number: FIC TAN
Characteristics: 204 pages


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