Based loosely on Constant's own experiences, Private Property is at once deeply moving and intellectually exacting, an exploration of identity, home, and the tenuous relationship between mothers and daughters.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm
"Small of scale does not mean small of consequence. That goes for the diminutive Tiffany as well as Private Property itself. Those moments that look so tiny, those school humiliations and emotional kicks at home, continue to shape us into adulthood. Constant's portrait of a little girl lost, someone who would be happier to camouflage herself in the furniture than to take the spotlight, will loom large in the mind."-Jessa Crispin, NPR Books -- Jessa Crispin * NPR Books *
"Paule Constant writes beautiful prose. She does not waste words. She can make a small moment loom as large as it does in real experience. She is at her best in crafting memorable images with a single sentence. This is the kind of book best savored rather than gulped."-Ruth Huizenga Everhart, Englewood Review of Books -- Ruth Huizenga Everhart * Englewood Review of Books *
"Immersed in the sights and sounds of its gardens, farm animals, local peasants, and provincial surroundings, readers will feel as if they've taken a heady trip to France."-Reba Leiding, Library Journal -- Reba Leiding * Library Journal *
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