Inventing the Abbotts: And Other Stories (Paperback)

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“Compelling. . . . What Miller offers. . . is a distinctive sensibility—a candid exploration of the frail and gritty truths about trying to love without harm or reprisal.”—Boston Globe

In this riveting collection of short stories, bestselling author Sue Miller writes compellingly about a chapter in the moral history of our time.

The fascinating stories featured in Inventing the Abbotts explore the treacherously shifting ground of erotic and family relationships.

In the title story, a young man takes up successively with three daughters of the most fashionable family in town. Others concern a young girl in the first blush of sexual curiosity, and a stricken dowager whose seizures release a brutal and sometimes obscene candor. In one story after another, Sue Miller presents a remarkable gallery of characters, offering insight into contemporary men and women with their hungry hearts and dismayed consciences.

With keen sensitivity and penetrating insight, Inventing the Abbotts will strike a chord with readers everywhere.

About the Author

Sue Miller is the bestselling author of While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest, For Love, Family Pictures, Inventing the Abbotts, and The Good Mother. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Praise For…

"[Miller's] writing is rich, her perceptions acute." — Newsday

"[Sue Miller] has a genius for understanding sexual behavior, and for transforming it into art." — Hilma Wolitzer

"Compelling...What [Miller] a distinctive sensibility--a candid exploration of the frail and gritty truths about trying to love without harm or reprisal." — Boston Globe

"Graceful prose and some cleverly kinky twists make for provocative reading." — Los Angeles Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062982056
ISBN-10: 0062982052
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 11th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English