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Famous Questions

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Paperback, 152 pages
Published May 1st 1989 by Ballantine Books (first published 1989)
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Ben
Apr 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Beautiful, but not as economical or crystalline as In the Middle of Nowhere and The Deep North.

Once I knew the shape, it was the law and I could live inside it. Before I was looking always for a hole, a view of sky. I knew that this exit was unavoidable anyway, seeing that the air was the biggest, and I fell on my face in the dark, returning to the shadows for help. If the world maker wanted shadows, it then made substance; if it wanted those shadows to move all the time, it made the substance s
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Unbelievably magnificent, or, magnificently unbelievable--not sure which. On the one hand, as Hubcap pointed out, Howe mixes fleeting emotions with sweeping historical scope; on the other hand, she takes free reign with plot, time, and dialogue, so that I'm not sure whether it's a lack of imagination on my part which leads me to fail to imagine how her characters could do or say what they do or say. Highlight: one paragraph in a middle chapter on which the plot pivots, which also includes a summ ...more
Amanda Davidson
Jun 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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fanny howe is my all time favorite author. do you suffer, ever? then read this book. there's politics and g-d in here, also the strangeness of having a child, betrayal, and filmmaking.
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Fanny Howe is an American poet, novelist and short story writer.

She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father was a lawyer and her mother, Mary Manning, was born in Dublin and wrote plays and acted for the Abbey Theatre before moving to the United States. Her sister is the poet, Susan Howe and her daughter is the novelist, Danzy Senna[1]

Howe is one of the most widely read of Ame
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