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Spending by Mary Gordon
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Jun 29, 2010

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I read this book right after I read the novel THIRTEEN MOONS by Charles Fraizer. I was bowled over by the opulence of the story. The heroine, an artist, can have anything she wants because she is being supported by a lover, who demands nothing but gives everything. She paints him and it is controversial. Still, she can travel, eat, play, go to the spa, spend money like mad and it is o.k. Then she becomes successful with her art. There are many modes of "spending" in this novel and the sub-texts and plots are endlessly fascinating, particularly twists on the state of "spent." But,frankly, after the deprivations and strivings in THRITEEN MOONS I had an out of body experience trying to relate. I think if I had some guidance, this book could become more meaningful to me.

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message 1: by Carol (new)

Carol Moffat Sounds like golden handcuffs to me!

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