Men and apparitions a novel by Lynne Tillman

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Subjects:

  • Photographs,
  • Masculinity in popular culture,
  • Memory,
  • Identity (Psychology),
  • Feminism,
  • Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementLynne Tillman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3570.I42 M46 2018
The Physical Object
Pagination397 pages
Number of Pages397
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26950760M
ISBN 101593766793
ISBN 109781593766795
LC Control Number2017038235
OCLC/WorldCa969375036

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Now, in Men and Apparitions, Tillman’s interest in the way thinking happens is evident in the narrator’s discursive, recursive banter. The book is the story of the Stark family—twenty-first century Boston Brahmins haunted by their past and undermined by the slow violence of alcohol and reticence.

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