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By Grace Paley

Just sooner than her demise in 2007 on the age of eighty-four, Grace Paley accomplished this clever and poignant booklet of poems. packed with thoughts of family and friends and incisive observations of lifestyles in either her loved place of origin, big apple urban, and rural Vermont, the poems are sober and playful, experimenting with shape whereas ultimate eminently readable. They discover the beginnings and ends of relationships, the binds that bind siblings, the workings of desires, the surreal strangeness of the getting older body―all imbued along with her specific point of view and voice. Mournful and sentimental, but in addition ruefully humorous and whole of affection, Fidelity is Grace Paley's passionate and haunting elegy for the lifestyles she used to be leaving behind.

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She died in Vermont on August 22, 2007. Farrar, Straus and Giroux 18 West 18th highway, ny 10011 Copyright � 2008 through The property of Grace Paley All rights reserved released in 2008 by way of Farrar, Straus and Giroux First paperback version, 2009 eBooks might be bought for enterprise or promotional use. for info on bulk purchases, please touch Macmillan company and top class revenues division via writing to MacmillanSpecialMarkets@macmillan. com. Paperback ISBN-13: 978-0-374-53171-3 Paperback ISBN-10: 0-374-53171-4 www. fsgbooks.

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