The Secret Names of Women by Lynne Barrett
(CMU Series in Short Fiction)

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Set in the frantic pace of the hip, edgy contemporary world, the characters that fill Lynne Barrett's second collection of stories are on the go. These are stories of savvy, sharp women--women who know the score--women who may be bitter, but who are resigned to the choices they're about to make. These are women--and men--who are all making good time, because the strongest thing going for them is an unrelenting belief in themselves.

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Published January 14, 1999 by Carnegie Mellon. 152 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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From Elvis impersonators to women punk rockers, the characters in Barrett's (The Land of Go) second story collection travel a surreal landscape, moving from one identity search to another as they struggle with the disparities between appearance and reality, commitment and freedom, security and ad...

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Each story in Barret’s collection of eight short stories is to be savored and, taken together, they constitute a rare and nourishing feast of secret insights about women.

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