Another You by Ann Beattie

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To her latest novel, Beattie brings the same documentary accuracy and Chekhovian wit and tenderness that have made her one of the most acclaimed portraitists of contemporary American life. Marshall Lockard, a professor at the local college, is contemplating adultery, unaware that his wife is already committing it.

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About Ann Beattie

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Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections and in John Updike’s The Best American Short Stories of the Century. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Key West, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.
Published April 13, 2011 by Vintage. 323 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Through all of this, Beattie manages to keep the metaphorical elements here grounded in a narrative at once compelling and disturbing, and she broadens the perspective immensely by juxtaposing the unhappy marriage of Marshall's father--as revealed in old love letters interleaved throughout the te...

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Set in a small New England college town, Beattie's latest addresses infidelity, isolation and the lingering scars of childhood.

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Marshall, a detached, slightly befuddled English professor at a New Hampshire college, is married to Sonja, a Realtor.

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A middle-aged professor at a middlebrow New England college, Marshall Lockard teaches literature to kids whose tastes run to "old Time magazines and books of Garfield cartoons."

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