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Diffidence Jean Harris

Diffidence

Jean Harris

Published November 4th 2004
ISBN : 9781881471356
Paperback
240 pages
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A painter with an adolescent child, Claire Neale struggles through abortion, impending divorce, single-parenting, the discovery of new love - elements of a modern epic that begins in the middle and arrives at possibility. Under the weight ofMoreA painter with an adolescent child, Claire Neale struggles through abortion, impending divorce, single-parenting, the discovery of new love - elements of a modern epic that begins in the middle and arrives at possibility. Under the weight of misfortune, Claire cannot help studying her past. She wants to create a lighter, more open future. Trying to find a place for herself and her daughter, Ruth, Claire stubbornly refuses to succumb to her own mothers oppressive shelter on Fire Island. Through the odyssey of Claires search and despair comes Pat OConner, a gallery owner with businesses in Manhattan and Sag Harbor. For Claire and Pat, sexual and artistic desire blend to create a courtship both magnetic and edgy, angst-ridden and arousing.