A Vacation on the Island of Ex-boyfriends

A Vacation on the Island of Ex-boyfriends

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Book - 2012
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Quirks of fate highlight this debut short story collection whose characters are women of dazzling ironies and introspections, always in motion and trusting in love--even when it remains out of reach. Two friends plan a visit to Nantucket, but find themselves on a different island completely, where the men they have loved are lined up on the beach in chronological order; a grieving mother and daughter encounter naked strangers in unexpected places en route to the Dordogne River; a restless New York artist travels to Madrid to find a European lover, only to fall for another persnickety New Yorker.
Publisher: Ashford, Conn. : Elephant Rock Books, c2012
Description: 186 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780615529776
0615529771
Branch Call Number: Bier

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universalPuppy Aug 12, 2013

While the stories varied from extremely realistic to fanciful, the majority of them left me feeling vaguely sad or depressed. In Bierlein's short stories, there is no friendship happening with ex-boyfriends. I stopped midway through, so maybe the tone of the later stories were a little more upbeat.

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