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Elegies for the Brokenhearted: A Novel
Elegies for the Brokenhearted: A Novel Christie Hodgen 039306140X 9780393061406 Who are the people yoursquo;ll never forget? For Mary Murphy, there are five: A skirt-chasing, car-racing uncle with whiskey breath and a three-day beard. A ldquo;walking
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Elegies for the Brokenhearted: A Novel by Christie Hodgen

Who are the people yoursquo;ll never forget? For Mary Murphy, there are five: A skirt-chasing, car-racing uncle with whiskey breath and a three-day beard. A ldquo;walking joke, a sitting duck, a fish in a barrelrdquo; named Elwood LePoer. A dirt-poor college roommate who conceals an unbearable secret. A failed piano prodigy lost in middle age. A beautiful mother haunted by her once-great aspirations. In five quirky elegies to lost friends and relatives, Mary tells us the story of her life. We begin with a restless childhood spent following her mother between multiple homes and husbands. Then comes the disappearance of Maryrsquo;s rebellious and beloved sister, Malinda. By the time Mary leaves for college, she has no one to write home to, and we follow along on her difficult search for purpose. From a series of miserable jobs to her ldquo;rebornrdquo; motherrsquo;s deathbed, Mary finds hope in the most surprising places. With a rhythmically unique voice and pitch-perfect wry humor, Christie Hodgen spins an unconventional and moving story about identity, belonging, and family.

Author: Christie Hodgen

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 2010-07-19

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ISBN: 039306140X


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