A Gram Of Mars by Becky Hagenston

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"Becky Hagenston writes with grace, conviction, and wit. The complex stories in this collection circle about the central questions in our lives-coming to terms with our past, coming to terms with the present. The stories have the stuff of real life and display the craft of a veteran writer; it's hard to believe that this is a first book by a young author. A Gram of Mars is a literary gem."-Robert Boswell

"In A Gram of Mars, Hagenston offers us tales of the heart at home, capturing the fractured experience of family and the often desperate need for connection. Set on the author's home turf of Maryland, where she grew up, and Arizona, where she attended graduate school, Hagenston bravely documents the ways in which we fail each other and ourselves. . . . One is both comforted and challenged by the familiarity of the characters and the shared history that is life in the late 20th century. Hers is a new and necessary voice in American fiction."-from the Foreword by A.M. Homes


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Published July 1, 1998 by Sarabande Books. 170 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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“Till Death Do Us Part” portrays a young daughter’s increasingly jaded attendance at her restless mother’s many successive weddings, while the even more blatantly comic “Fugue” offers us another daughter’s recollections of her obsessive father (who locks himself away for years while building an o...

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In her debut collection of short stories, Hagenston places poignant reminders of the basic and elemental bond among women of all ages.

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