The Life Before Her Eyes

The Life Before Her Eyes

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Diana stands before the mirror preening with her best friend, Maureen. Suddenly, a classmate enters holding a gun, and Diana sees her life dance before her eyes. In a moment the future she was just imagining--a doting wife and mother at the age of forty--is sealed by a horrific decision she is forced to make. In prose infused with the dramatically feminine sensuality of spring, we experience seventeen-year-old Diana's uncertain steps into womanhood--her awkward, heated forays into sex; her fresh, fragile construction of an identity. Together with the sights and sounds of renewal, we experience the tasks of Diana's adulthood: protecting her beloved daughter and holding onto her successful husband.
An acclaimed writer and poet, Laura Kasischke has crafted a consciousness that encompasses the truth of a teenager's world and the profound transformation of that world at midlife. Resonant and deeply stirring, The Life Before Her Eyes finds piercing beauty in the midst of a nightmare from long ago that echoes like a dirge beneath each new spring.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, Inc., 2002
ISBN: 9780156027120
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kasischke
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Life before her eyes : a novel


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grandquilter Sep 13, 2014

I hate to quit a book when I can't get into, hoping it will eventually get better and usually they do. This one, not so much! Even at the half way point and beyond I wanted to give it up and start a different book but kept at it with hope. Shouldn't have, it never got better. Don't bother with this one.


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