Asking for Love by Roxana Robinson

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Called "John Cheever's heir apparent" by the New York Times Book Review, Roxana Robinson, the author of A Glimpe of Scarlet, chronicles the carefully hidden realities of WASP family life in this stunning new collection set in Manhattan, Connecticut, Long Island, and Maine, and peopled with men and women whose lives are in various stages of repair or disarray.

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Roxana Barry Robinson "is the author of the novel" Summer Light, "the biography" Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life, "and the short-story collections" A Glimpse of Scarlet "and" Asking for Love. "Her writing has appeared in" The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, The New Yorker, "and" Vogue, "as well as in" Best American Short Stories, "and has been read on National Public Radio. Three of her books have been selected as" New York Times "Notable Books of the Year. She is the recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Westchester County and New York City.
Published March 12, 1996 by Random House. 275 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In ""Mr. Sumarsono"" (which was included in Best American Short Stories, 1994), Robinson delineates how a 10-year-old girl who believes her single mother to be an embarrassment comes to realize that their houseguest, an Indonesian diplomat, instead views her as a ""glowing, self-assured, generous...

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Entertainment Weekly

We see many glimmers of Robinson's talents — of irony, social insight, and lively description — but this polite collection barely taps them.

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