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This Angel on My Chest (Reprint) (Paperback) (Leslie Pietrzyk)

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WINNER OF THE 2015 DRUE HEINZ LITERATURE PRIZE
Selected by Jill McCorkle

This Angel on My Chest is a collection of unconventionally linked stories, each about a different young woman whose husband dies suddenly and unexpectedly. Ranging from traditional stories to lists, a quiz, a YouTube link, and even a lecture about creative writing, the stories grasp to put into words the ways in which we all cope with unspeakable loss.
Based on the author’s own experience of losing her husband at age thirty-seven, this book explores the resulting grief, fury, and bewilderment, mirroring the obsessive nature of grieving. The stories examine the universal issues we face at a time of loss,  as well as the specific concerns of a young widow: support groups, in-laws, insurance money, dating, and remarriage. This Angel on My Chest ultimately asks, how is it possible to move forward with life while “till death do you part” rings in your ears—and, how is it possible not to?
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 224.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr
Author: Leslie Pietrzyk
Language: English
Street Date: March 20, 2017
TCIN: 52149382
UPC: 9780822964452
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-0862

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