A Stone Boat A Novel

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-06-04
  • Publisher: Scribner
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From the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depressionand Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, comes an exquisitely perceptive story family, sexuality, and the changes wrought by grief and loss. Harry, an internationally celebrated concert pianist, arrives in Paris to confront his glamorous mother about his homosexuality. Instead, he discovers that she is terminally ill. In an attempt to escape his feelings of guilt and depression over the prospect of her death, he embarks on a series of intense love affairsone with a longtime female friendthat force him to question his sexual identity. But as time runs out and tragedy looms closer, it is the relationship between Harry and his mother that emerges in all its stark simplicity and purity. Part eulogy and part confession, A Stone Boatis a luminous and moving evocation of the love between a son and his mother.

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