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The Lives of Edie Pritchard - by Larry Watson (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Family Life

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Book theme: Marriage & Divorce

Author: Larry Watson

Language: English

Street Date: July 7, 2020
TCIN: 79625754
UPC: 9781616209025
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-7689

Description

From acclaimed novelist Larry Watson, a multigenerational story of the West told through the history of one woman trying to navigate life on her own terms.

Edie--smart, self-assured, beautiful--always worked hard. She worked as a teller at a bank, she worked to save her first marriage, and later, she worked to raise her daughter even as her second marriage came apart. Really, Edie just wanted a good life, but everywhere she turned, her looks defined her. Two brothers fought over her. Her second husband became unreasonably possessive and jealous. Her daughter resented her. And now, as a grandmother, Edie finds herself harassed by a younger man. It's been a lifetime of proving that she is allowed to exist in her own sphere. The Lives of Edie Pritchard tells the story of one woman just trying to be herself, even as multiple men attempt to categorize and own her.

Triumphant, engaging, and perceptive, Watson's novel examines a woman both aware of her physical power and constrained by it, and how perceptions of someone in a small town can shape her life through the decades.
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