The Blue Woman by Mary Flanagan
And Other Stories

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A collection of short stories filled with magic and mayhem works its way through the stages of being a woman--with startling dramatic twists--on subjects ranging from childhood violence to romantic ruin in a retirement home.

About Mary Flanagan

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Mary Flanagan is the author of Bad Girls, Trust, and The Blue Woman. An American, she lives in London.
Published June 14, 1994 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Racism mingles with misogyny in the title story when an English editor rants against ``yobs'' in a Greek cafe, then turns his venom on his young lover: ``You'll sit in cafes, wrinkled and ridiculous and menopausal.'' Professional men come off poorly, from the abusive husband of ``When I'm Bad'' t...

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The sense of women caring almost instinctively for other lives runs through this fine collection, whether displayed humorously, as in ``Fluff'' (about two increasingly crazy cat lovers), or poignantly, as in ``Bye-Bye, Blackbird,'' in which a woman falls down upon rocks and dirt while trying to s...

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The Independent

The stories in Mary Flanagan's new collection, The Blue Woman, are extremely well-crafted (with the exception of a few, including, oddly, the title story), and written in clear, careful prose;

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