The Lost and Found, and Other Stories

The Lost and Found, and Other Stories

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As its title suggests, this collection is a sort of human list and found department. It is peopled with odd, vivid characters, often alone and displaced, immigrants from Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, Chile or lost souls in their own homeland, wanderers in whose world the miraculous is ever lurking, always possible. Many live in Paris a€”a dilapidated, largely unseen Paris of sweatshops and dingy hotels. Some have left their countries, like the wily Miss Carmen, to see what could be had; others, like the clubfooted Sliman, are driven by spiritual desire. For all of them, the experience of exile, real or imagined, is a catalyst to liberationa€”a liberation described by Marsella with compassion and a touch of the mystical.While he thought he knew all about her kind, he realized that in truth he knew very little about the modern Christian girl. So he drove ... Then as the kettle heated up, she got out her sheet music and sat down at the piano. She hiked her ... She also unbuttonned her blouse several buttons, to free her arms perhaps. Heraldoanbsp;...

Title:The Lost and Found, and Other Stories
Author:Anne Marsella
Publisher:NYU Press - 1994-03-01


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