Awkward by Mary Cappello
A Detour

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“Her writing shines.”—The New York Times Book Review

Without awkwardness we would not know grace, stability, or balance. Yet no one before Mary Cappello has turned such a penetrating gaze on this misunderstood condition. Fearlessly exploring the ambiguous borders of identity, she mines her own life journeys—from Russia, to Italy, to the far corners of her heart and the depths of a literary or cinematic text—to decipher the powerful messages that awkwardness can transmit.

Mary Cappello is the author of Night Bloom (1999) and is a professor of English at the University of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

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Mary Cappello is the author of Awkward (a Los Angeles Times bestseller), Called Back, and Night Bloom. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination, and the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize, she teaches at the University of Rhode Island and lives in Providence.
 
Published June 1, 2007 by Bellevue Literary Press. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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This vivid collection from English professor Cappello (Night Bloom) is a rare and insightful series of meditations that takes readers to Russia, Italy and Australia, through the literary and cultural landscape, and into the uncomfortable corners of the human condition: ""Why is there nothing more...

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