Confessions of a Falling Woman: And Other Stories (Paperback)

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Ten masterworks of short fiction by turns tender, comic, powerful, and devastating from the highly praised author of The Madonnas of Leningrad

A surprised Southern matriarch is confronted by her family at an intervention. . . . A life-altering breakin triggers insomniac introspection in a desperate actor. . . . Streetwise New York City neighbors let down their guard for a naive puppeteer and must suffer the consequences. . . . In this stunning collection of short stories five of which are being published for the very first time bestselling, award-winning author Debra Dean displays the depth and magnitude of her literary talent. Replete the seamless storytelling and captivating lyrical voice that made her debut novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad, a national bestseller, Dean's Confessions of a Falling Woman is a haunting, satisfying, and unforgettable reading experience.

A novel that dares to be beautiful and fully succeeds. Daily Mail (London)

Praise For…

“A humorous collection . . . Readers will certainly forget themselves in these sparkling stories, pausing over small, strange moments that change entire lives.”
-Publishers Weekly

“An attractive wry humor ripples through this collection of ten stories . . . Beautifully calibrated . . . Dean has a fine appreciation for the way chance can save or doom careers and marriages. More, please.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Dean is a marvelous chameleon of a writer, adapting, reflecting, revealing multiple, generous worlds with perceptiveness, humor and light.”
-A. Manette Ansay, author of Blue Water and Vinegar Hill

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060825324
ISBN-10: 0060825324
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: January 29th, 2008
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: P.S.