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Marry or burn : stories
Trueblood, Valerie.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2010]

Physical Description:
294 pages ; 23 cm
A passionately shaped collection of stories that courageously explores the dynamic nature of modern marriage, the life-shattering heartbreak that often accompanies its collapse, and the fickle way in which the boundaries between us can be broken, erased, and newly defined. At her daughter's wedding, an alcoholic widow finds a new beginning when she is swept off her feet by the bride's former secret lover. A man finds himself in a position of terrible power when he discovers his ex-wife's boyfriend with another woman. A woman who killed her policeman husband in a rage struggles to reconcile feelings of emotional worthlessness and a longing for human affection after two decades in prison. A widower of twenty-three years introduces his wary daughters to his new love, a woman whom he has decided to marry one week after meeting, and who once took an axe to a bear to save her husband.
Amends -- Suitors -- Choice in dreams -- Invisible river -- Trespass -- Phantom father -- Taken -- Luck -- She had coarsened -- Mance Lipscomb -- Tom Thumb wedding -- Beloved, you looked into space.
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