Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories.

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    • Publication Date:
      Essay last updated: 20200114
    • Lexile:
      1180
    • ISSN:
      00067385
    • Accession Number:
      141181397
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    • ABNT:
      STRAUSS, L. Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories. Booklist, [s. l.], v. 116, n. 9/10, p. 36, 2020. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=141181397&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 20 fev. 2020.
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      Strauss L. Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories. Booklist. 2020;116(9/10):36. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=141181397&custid=s6224580. Accessed February 20, 2020.
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      Strauss, L. (2020). Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories. Booklist, 116(9/10), 36.
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      Strauss, Leah. 2020. “Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories.” Booklist 116 (9/10): 36. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=141181397&custid=s6224580.
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      Strauss, L. (2020) ‘Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories’, Booklist, 116(9/10), p. 36. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=141181397&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 20 February 2020).
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      Strauss, L 2020, ‘Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories’, Booklist, vol. 116, no. 9/10, p. 36, viewed 20 February 2020, .
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      Strauss, Leah. “Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories.” Booklist, vol. 116, no. 9/10, Jan. 2020, p. 36. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=141181397&custid=s6224580.
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      Strauss, Leah. “Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories.” Booklist 116, no. 9/10 (January 2020): 36. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=141181397&custid=s6224580.
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      Strauss L. Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories. Booklist [Internet]. 2020 Jan [cited 2020 Feb 20];116(9/10):36. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=141181397&custid=s6224580

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

Comprised of a novella and four short stories, the acclaimed Tuck's new collection, following the novel Sisters (2017), finds various characters reconciling with the realities of their lives. The title novella is narrated by a young housewife who lives with her husband, Charlie, and twin sons on a 400-acre farm in 1960s Virginia. While she attempts to navigate the social norms of her well-off neighbors, an encounter with the handsome yet shifty Cliff evolves into an affair. When Cliff and Charlie become friends and business partners, further straining the narrator's marriage, the proliferation of secrets and lies threatens to explode. Other stories portray characters trying their best to balance present demands and past regrets. In the haunting "The Dead Swan," substitute teacher Sadie is pulled into a life alone as her drug-addicted husband awaits trial. In "A Natural State," Claire is unexpectedly forced to confront her long-ago self as a member of an Indian mystical movement after receiving emails from an unknown sender. Tuck reveals grace in unexpected places as she exposes the uneasy turns and harsh truths of her characters' journeys. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

Comprised of a novella and four short stories, the acclaimed Tuck's new collection, following the novel Sisters (2017), finds various characters reconciling with the realities of their lives. The title novella is narrated by a young housewife who lives with her husband, Charlie, and twin sons on a 400-acre farm in 1960s Virginia. While she attempts to navigate the social norms of her well-off neighbors, an encounter with the handsome yet shifty Cliff evolves into an affair. When Cliff and Charlie become friends and business partners, further straining the narrator's marriage, the proliferation of secrets and lies threatens to explode. Other stories portray characters trying their best to balance present demands and past regrets. In the haunting "The Dead Swan," substitute teacher Sadie is pulled into a life alone as her drug-addicted husband awaits trial. In "A Natural State," Claire is unexpectedly forced to confront her long-ago self as a member of an Indian mystical movement after receiving emails from an unknown sender. Tuck reveals grace in unexpected places as she exposes the uneasy turns and harsh truths of her characters' journeys. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 September

National Book Award winner Tuck continues doing what she does best, offering ice pick-incisive studies of human relationships. In the title novella, a married woman reads Emily Brontë's classic Wuthering Heights as she becomes dangerously drawn to her own Heathcliff. The additional four stories range from suddenly remembered violence that happened long ago in a New York park to a photograph spookily limning the connections among a group of friends.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 November #3

National Book Award–winner Tuck (The News from Paraguay) probes the gulf between expectations and reality as well as between outward appearances and internal disquiet in this collection of four short stories and a novella. The title novella is set in 1963, in the months leading up to the Kennedy assassination. In the horse-riding, fox-hunting milieu of Albemarle County, Va., the wealth and privilege of white residents heighten a sense of insularity and innocence that, as readers know and Tuck hints at, will soon be shattered. The unnamed narrator, a young mother of twin boys and confined to a comfortable but stifling marriage, embarks on an affair with the sexy but un-intellectual Cliff. Meanwhile, she's rereading Wuthering Heights, and Tuck's measured prose contrasts its matter-of-factness with the passionate overtones of Brontë's original. The accompanying stories also showcase the author's mastery of shorter form fiction. "Labyrinth Two" imagines the interiority of the subjects in a 1950s photograph. The remaining stories have more contemporary settings: "The Dead Swan" finds a young woman heartbreakingly optimistic about her addict boyfriend's hopes for recovery, while "A Natural State" unfolds largely through emails. In what might be the most gut-wrenching story, "Carl Schurz Park" finds a young man, newly married and about to become a father, hiding a horrific secret from his youth. Tuck's restrained and elegant stories deceptively carry a deep emotional heft. Agent: Georges Borchardt, Georges Borchardt, Inc. (Feb.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.