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Title:After Moondog
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Jane Shapiro
Publisher:Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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Number of Pages:323

After Moondog by Jane Shapiro

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC After Moondog i In July wearing new sandals blind to life s possibilities I met the boy who would immediately become my husband while we were standing at Fifty fourth and Sixth talking to Moondog It was early evening and the sky was full of light i .

So begins Jane Shapiro s first novel a light filled story about marriage duplicity parents children sex Joanne Green marries young In their wedding pictures she and William seem to be falling into each other s faces telling the story of our supervening inordinate love Where they actually fall is into a suburban house spacious enough for children and crisis if not finally for this husband .

Marital storms blow him down the block .

Then Joanne s life picks up speed There are picaresque family visits to Florida and Willie s parents The kids Nora and Zack are growing older and smarter and beautiful suddenly for them everything happens at night all night There s Joanne s mother Lolly facing down her old age in Chanel suits and punk hair as usual on some kind of cutting edge And Ewing a lover with a dreamy Southern drawl and the tendency to leave at critical moments .

But there s still always William Of course they re divorced they just can t seem to become unmarried .

Vietnam through Reagan twenty five years get lived psychoanalysis adolescent exuberance and sadness the courage of aging parents and the slow dying of the planet as viewed by one resourceful woman on a small green lawn .

This is Jane Shapiro s domain nothing less than the world mapped in moments of pleasure and adversity explored in a language of tender precision There s a graceful poetry of emotion embedded in this novel s wildness .

Shrewd funny intelligent i After Moondog i is rich in its feeling for the disorder and sorrow of one emblematic very modern family

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