Paradise, Piece by Piece by Molly Peacock

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You can ask that a book tell a compelling story, that it dazzle you with virtuosic writing, that its emotional content be pure and stirring, that the issues it tackles be timely and relevant and put forth with the utmost clarity and candor and a tonic dose of humor. Once in a very rare while, all such expectations will be rewarded. And sometimes they will even be exceeded, as they are in Molly Peacock's eerie and darkly humorous adventures, Carl and Jesse investigate the forgotten years of her adult life, examine the choices they have both made, and tenderly attempt to rekindle their lost love. A story rich in wit and human understanding, Always Six O'Clock explores the power of remembered love and the chances of two star-crossed lovers realigning.

About Molly Peacock

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Molly Peacock is the award-winning author of five volumes of poetry, including The Second Blush, and a memoir, Paradise, Piece by Piece. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and the Times Literary Supplement. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives in Toronto.
Published January 1, 1998 by Riverhead Books. 335 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In this, her first prose work, poet Peacock shares a profoundly intimate tale of coming to terms with her creative identity and her decision, vital to that identity, to remain without children.

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This witty, involving memoir by award-winning poet Peacock (Original Love) tells the story of her decision not to have children, a choice first contemplated at the age of three when her sister, Gail, was born.

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