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Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories

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In these stories, the characters are not moral. They don’t even ponder the choices they make to have adulterous affairs as much as Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw did. They want what they want and proceed, damn the consequences. In contrast to the title of these stories, the characters are often not single or carefree, let alone mellow. Heiny’s characters are narcissistic at best and a little sociopathic at times. They seek out sensation for its own sake with little worry about their partners or their lover’s partners. Through this device, the reader is left to worry about them. In The Rhett Butlers, the reader will inordinately worry about the seventeen-year-old girl having an affair with Mr. Eagleton, her teacher. Mr. Eagleton is such a user that he demotes her grade to a B so that no one will suspect his favoritism. In the title story, when Maya’s dog is dying she lusts after the veterinarian even though she has been with Rhodes for five years. These are not admirable characters, but they are, in fact, interesting and well written. This is a perfect beach book.

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Author:
Katherine Heiny
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
224 pages
Publisher:
Knopf
Publish Date:
2015-Feb-03
ISBN:
9780385353632
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Issue:
May 2015
Category:
Modern Literature
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Publication Date

2015-Feb-03

Format

Hard

Publisher

Knopf

Issue

May 2015

Page Count

224 pages

ASIN

0385353634

ISBN

9780385353632

Star Count

5

Book Author

Katherine Heiny

“Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories”

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