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The View From Outside: Stories Susan Barnett

The View From Outside: Stories

Susan Barnett

Published October 25th 2011
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Paperback
162 pages
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 About the Book 

The characters in this collection of stories are all keenly aware of being apart, being something other, being outside. Some of them make extraordinary efforts to find how and where they fit. Others revel in that sense of standing alone. SomeMoreThe characters in this collection of stories are all keenly aware of being apart, being something other, being outside. Some of them make extraordinary efforts to find how and where they fit. Others revel in that sense of standing alone. Some struggle with love, family relationships, loneliness and status. All of them share The View From Outside. These stories cover the range of human experience, from a young girl discovering her first love in Lab Experiments to an old man making peace with the fact that he has nothing left To Do. You will meet The Fabulous Mrs. Trotter, whose daughter-in-law is jealous of her amazing life. You’ll learn why Murray’s Mustache threatened his marriage and what happens when a shy young husband discovers he shares no Common Ground with his vivacious wife. Get a glimpse into the devastating secrets hidden behind the ivy walls at a posh private school in Some Things Are Too Private and ride The Susan Float with the rebellious housewives of an affluent New England town. Barnett pulls back the emotional curtain around her characters, showing the remarkable strength, deep flaws, and universal isolation they share.