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The Lake Shore Limited, Sue Miller

Label
The Lake Shore Limited
Title
The Lake Shore Limited
Statement of responsibility
Sue Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • There's this set of things everyone expects from you...Since her boyfriend Gus was killed in 9/11, Billy has been pretending. It is easier for her to stay silent and go through the motions of grief than to tell the truth: that she was planning to leave Gus, and that his death left her feeling a mixture of ambivalence and anguish that she is still struggling to resolve. Drawing from her experience, Billy writes The Lake Shore Limited. The opening night of the play brings together three people whose lives intersect and interweave with Billy's: Leslie, Gus's older sister, haunted by his death and constantly aware of what could have been; Rafe, the actor who brings the joy and sadness of his own marriage into his role; and Sam, a recently divorced man who is irresistibly drawn to Billy's distinctive, enigmatic beauty. Together these four voices create a mesmerizing novel of entanglements, connections and inconsolable losses
  • 'I was very moved by this subtle and truthful book. Sue Miller's writing, while never showy, builds an honest, elegant world around the reader' Sadie Jones 'A deeply affecting examination of the thoughts and feelings of four people still moving in the shadow of that tragedy ... exquisite' Washington Post 'An acutely observant writer capable of revealing painful emotional truths about the human condition ... heartbreaking' Sunday Telegraph 'A haunting chamber-music piece with many different solos...The result is her most nuanced and unsentimental novel to date' New York Times
Biographical or historical data
Sue Miller was born in Chicago in 1943. She is the bestselling author of eight previous novels including The Good Mother, While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest and Lost in the Forest, the acclaimed memoir The Story of My Father and the Richard & Judy hit The Senator's Wife. She serves as the chair of PEN, New England. Sue Miller lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Miller, Sue
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Terrorism
  • Victims of terrorism
  • General
Target audience
general
Label
The Lake Shore Limited, Sue Miller
Publication
Control code
9781408809884
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9781408809884
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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      Lupus Street, London, SW1V 3EY, GB
      51.4883377 -0.1373162
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