A Burden of Earth by Beth Bosworth

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"Beth Bosworth sets her stories in the labyrinth of family life, bravely exploring its dark turns and heartstopping entanglements. The minds of her characters are self haunted with their memories, and what is imagined as the past is as crucially immediate as the present. A BURDEN OF EARTH is the debut of a gifted writer--someone to watch."--E. L. Doctorow

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BETH BOSWORTH is the author of A Burden of Earth and Other Stories and of numerous stories, which have appeared in "The Kenyon Review" and elsewhere. She is founding editor of "The Saint Ann's Review" and has taught English and writing at Saint Ann's School, The New School for Social Research and CUNY's New York City Technical College. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published January 1, 1995 by Hanging Loose Press. 168 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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We learn early on that Ruth's father molested her on a regular basis throughout her childhood, and that her mother learned of this many years later, to her great consternation and chagrin.

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In ``Sheets,'' her mother confronts her about a story she discovered in Ruth's room-in which a girl much like Ruth is molested by a man much like her father-demanding to know whether it is based on fact.

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