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Larry's Party

by Carol Shields

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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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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 6, 2010

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781101160435
  • Release date: September 1, 1998

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101160435
  • File size: 997 KB
  • Release date: September 1, 1998

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101159972
  • File size: 595870 KB
  • Release date: January 6, 2010


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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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Penguin Publishing Group

    Kindle Book
    Release date: January 6, 2010

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781101160435
    Release date: September 1, 1998

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781101160435
    File size: 997 KB
    Release date: September 1, 1998

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781101159972
    File size: 595870 KB
    Release date: January 6, 2010

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