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The San Diego Tribune called The Stone Diaries a universal study of what makes women tick. With Larry's Party Carol Shields has done the same for men. Larry Weller, born in 1950, is an ordinary guy made extraordinary by his creator's perception, irony, and tenderness. Larry's Party gives us, as it were, a CAT scan of his life, in episodes between 1977 and 1997, that seamlessly flash backward and forward. We follow this young floral designer through two marriages and divorces, and his interactions with his parents, friends, and a son. Throughout, we witness his deepening passion for garden mazes--so like life, with their teasing treachery and promise of reward. Among all the paradoxes and accidents of his existence, Larry moves through the spontaneity of the seventies, the blind enchantment of the eighties, and the lean, mean nineties, completing at last his quiet, stubborn search for self. Larry's odyssey mirrors the male condition at the end of our century with targeted wit, unerring poignancy, and faultless wisdom.
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Grouping Title larry s party
Grouping Author shields carol
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Last Grouping Update 2018-08-24 04:18:14AM
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Landscape architects -- Fiction, Men -- Fiction, Nineteen eighties -- Fiction, Nineteen nineties -- Fiction, Nineteen seventies -- Fiction, Self-disclosure -- Fiction
title_display Larry's party
title_full Larry's party / Carol Shields
title_short Larry's party
topic_facet Landscape architects, Men, Nineteen eighties, Nineteen nineties, Nineteen seventies, Self-disclosure