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An Invisible Sign of My Own
An Invisible Sign of My Own Aimee Bender 0385492235 9780385492232 An incandescent novel by one of Americas most gifted young writers. With her stunning debut collection of stories, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, Aimee Bender showed herself to be a
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An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender

An incandescent novel by one of Americas most gifted young writers. With her stunning debut collection of stories, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, Aimee Bender showed herself to be a writer who makes you glad for the very existence of language San Francisco Chronicle. The book was a sensation; it spent seven weeks on The Los Angeles Times bestseller list, received ecstatic reviews nationwide, and established Aimee Bender as one of the freshest and most original voices in American fiction. In An Invisible Sign of My Own, Aimee Bender exceeds her early promise. She gives us the story of Mona Gray, a second-grade math teacher who has just turned twenty--a number which, like all numbers in her life, seems to have a profound significance. Mona lives her life under the shadow of her fathers long, weird, unnamed illness and her own bizarre compulsions. She excels at music, running, and sex, but ceases each activity just at the moment enjoyment becomes intense: Mona is in love with quitting.Only numbers provide the order and beauty she craves. Mix up some numbers and you get an equation for the way the wind shifts or an axiom for the movement of water, or the height of someone, or for how skin feels. You can account for softness. You can explain everything. With construction paper and Magic Markers, Mona arranges her classroom into a beautiful museum of numbers, but that could also describe her life: a collection of oddities, a static place, a hushed and insular world where disruption is unwelcome. Then the science teacher arrives, with burn marks on his fingers and a genius for teaching children the joys of coughing, and Monas strange and tidy universe is threatened by love, the supreme disorder.In her luminous, pitch-perfect prose, Bender conjures a dream world much like our own, a fairy tale grounded in a penetrating sense of what moves the human heart.

Author: Aimee Bender

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 2000-07-18

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