The Period of Usefulness by Caitlin Conley

Literature & Fiction | Contemporary
The Period of Usefulness
Title:
The Period of Usefulness
Author:
Caitlin Conley
ISBN:
1435717333
ISBN13:
978-1435717336
Size PDF:
1532 kb
Size epub:
1303 kb
Publisher:
lulu.com (May 1, 2008)
Language:
English
Other formats:
pdf, odf, mobi, cb7, azw, lit, ibooks
Rating:
4.0
Votes:
380

When Dee realizes her introverted personality has isolated her from society, she rejectes becoming a cat lady and makes a conscious decision to reintegrate into the outside world. Though her relationships begin as a forced exercise in extroversion, Dee proves a plucky companion and adversary for a cast of memorable characters. Their candid behavior and the narrator's pithy commentary hilariously reveal the complexity of even the most mundane interactions. A sympathetic heroine expresses uncanny dialog while meeting absurd circumstances and a deranged, twist-style ending. Light-hearted delivery, down-to-earth sensibility, and the narrator's infectious morbid curiosity make "The Period of Usefulness" a finely-crafted, yet unpretentious, tale worth reading at least twice.

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