The short stories in this collection take the reader from small-town Wisconsin to the bustling streets of New York and Chicago and back again. It explores the role of women (especially strong or unconventional women) in modern society, the mores of the midwestern small town, and the changes over time in relationships between parents and children.a little leap, but he always asked the girl seated two chairs away. Elizabeth danced much better than her mother a much ... Her manner toward her kittenish parent was rather sternly maternal. But she was the honest sort that congenitally hatesanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||University of Illinois Press - 2002-12-01|