2 edition of A big storm knocked it over found in the catalog.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 118 p. :|
|Number of Pages||75|
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i am beginning to like it? It makes a sad situation even sadder that what could've been a really great novel got stopped in its tracks. " -- Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It In her fifth and final novel, acclaimed author Laurie Colwin explores marriage and friendship, motherhood and careers, as experienced by a cast of delightfully idiosyncratic Manhattanites. The plot is a very quiet one. " -- Washington Post Book World "Laurie Colwin's last and most touching work.
"Laurie Colwin was utterly fearless in writing about happiness.
Deborah gravitates toward avuncular Dr. I re-read all of Ms Colwin's published work every few years. Rating: not yet rated Subjects• At once a hilarious social commentary and an insightful, sophisticated modern romance, A Big Storm Knocked It Over stands as a living tribute to one of contemporary fiction's most original voices.
Big Storm was her fifth and last novel.but Jane Louisebut then we see her behaving in ways that seem totally random and are not explained at all. She lifted her arms and pulled off her grey felt hat, shaking her head like a young horse, freed from his bridle. There's none of the graphic ugliness, horrifying tragedy or grim outlook that today's authors don't seem able to resist.
When that longed-for child makes its appearance, it brings a transformation of the Parkers' lives that is as unexpected as it is rapturous, and provides Laurie Colwin with an ideal opportunity to apply her characteristic wit and intelligence to the dizzying experience of motherhood - and to the more unusual forms of families we make for ourselves - in the late twentieth century. She has a wonderful best friend, too—Edie, a caterer, who with her black husband Mokie replicates Jean Louise's contentment pretty much down the line.
The couples were in love and they were happy with new life entering their worlds. I think it was L. Colwin has been criticized for her tenuous plotting. Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels: Happy All the Time; Family Happiness; Goodbye Without Leaving; Shine A big storm knocked it over, Bright and Dangerous Object; and A Big Storm Knocked It Over; three collections of short stories: Passion and Affect, Another Marvelous Thing, and The Lone Pilgrim; and two collections of essays: Home Cooking and More Home Cooking.
Jude, so Black that strangers routinely stare, is unrecognizable to her aunt. They cut, not on the edge but within.
Teddy's inclination to occasional brooding silences is really only a small flaw, and Jane Louise always has the distraction of her work as a book designer in a small and very tony publishing house - even if her job all too often seems to involve avoiding becoming the latest conquest of the firm's lewdly charming art director.
Marrying a dark man and dragging his blueblack child all over town was one step too far.
Everything you expect in a Colwin novel is here—Jean-Louise and Edie, plus their spouses, seem like updates, in fact, of the delightful, too-good-to-be-true pair of couples that roamed through Colwin's best novel, Happy All the Time 1978 —and all that's missing is drama, some wrinkling that might leave any of the characters somewhat different or changed at the end from what they were at the beginning.