Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist by Laurie Foos

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Above all, this satire of modern art, the middle class, and the media is great fun!
 

About Laurie Foos

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Laurie Foos, lauded as "the unholy love-child of Kafka and Erica Jong," is the author of four previous novels: Ex Utero, Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist, Twinship, and Bingo Under the Crucifix. She teaches in the Lesley Seminars in Cambridge and lives just outside of Boston with her husband and her dog Jesse. Visit her website at www.lauriefoos.com.
 
Published May 1, 1997 by Coffee House Press. 176 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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By the time this recognition transpires, the reader has been immersed in Frances's world long enough to understand, or at least accept, the odd logic that prevails in it, and the real strength of the narrative is the clarity with which it translates private griefs and misapprehensions into cohere...

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he mind-bending story of 18-year-old Frances Fisk, confirmed bowling-phobe and sculptor of aquatic animals, proves that Laurie Foos can shape a novel out of just about anything.

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