The Autobiography of My Mother

The Autobiography of My Mother Gerda Stein is a brilliant successful civil liberties lawyer in New York a champion of the oppressed an exacting rational woman who never repeats her mistakes But she can t erase her prodigal daug

  • Title: The Autobiography of My Mother
  • Author: Rosellen Brown
  • ISBN: 9780345287380
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Gerda Stein is a brilliant, successful civil liberties lawyer in New York, a champion of the oppressed, an exacting, rational woman who never repeats her mistakes But she can t erase her prodigal daughter, Renata, who has returned after an eight year abscence, unwed, with a child in tow , hoping to make peace.Renata is aimless, sensual, irrational, yet she too has principGerda Stein is a brilliant, successful civil liberties lawyer in New York, a champion of the oppressed, an exacting, rational woman who never repeats her mistakes But she can t erase her prodigal daughter, Renata, who has returned after an eight year abscence, unwed, with a child in tow , hoping to make peace.Renata is aimless, sensual, irrational, yet she too has principles, as fleshy and real as her mother s are physical and abstract As a mother and daughter warily circle each other, looking for what neither can give, the child stands between them, a second chance and for each, the ultimate revenge.

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    1. So far as I can see, none of my Friends have read Rosellen Brown. She is interviewed by Tom LeClair in ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN: Interviews with Contemporary American Novelists, 1983. An interest by LeClair is no small thing. Perhaps someone will take up the cause of her books, make a decision about them. Forgottenness is not irremediable.

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