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Mutual Life & Casualty

Mutual Life Casualty Mutual Life Casualty is a compelling and meticulous portrait of how a well meaning but troubled family shapes the lives of two young sisters as they emerge from childhood and enter adulthood The era i

  • Title: Mutual Life & Casualty
  • Author: Elizabeth Poliner
  • ISBN: 9781579621124
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mutual Life Casualty is a compelling and meticulous portrait of how a well meaning but troubled family shapes the lives of two young sisters as they emerge from childhood and enter adulthood The era is the 1970s and early 80s and the sisters Hannah and Carolyn Kahn, have a lot to contend with More than anything, they face the dark cloud of their parents fragile Mutual Life Casualty is a compelling and meticulous portrait of how a well meaning but troubled family shapes the lives of two young sisters as they emerge from childhood and enter adulthood The era is the 1970s and early 80s and the sisters Hannah and Carolyn Kahn, have a lot to contend with More than anything, they face the dark cloud of their parents fragile marriage a demanding, workaholic father who sells insurance and a sympathetic, shopaholic mother who would like to leave her loveless marriage but is too scared to do so Add to that the ongoing social pressures of the time women s changing roles, Vietnam s lingering pall and families breaking apart generally Further complicating the sisters lives is their status as the only Jewish family residing in their small Connecticut town In this novel of compassionate and beautifully interwoven stories, Elizabeth Poliner s debut integrates the lives of Hannah and Carolyn with those of several other town members In the end, Mutual Life Casualty refers less to the Hartford insurance company where the girls father works than to the interconnectedness of all of Poliner s characters and the wounds they suffer because of it.

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    About "Elizabeth Poliner"

    1. Elizabeth Poliner

      Elizabeth Poliner is the author of As Close to Us as Breathing, a novel Mutual Life Casualty, a novel in stories What You Know in Your Hands, a poetry collection and Sudden Fog, a poetry chapbook Her short fiction and poetry have appeared widely in literary journals including the Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Colorado Review She is a recipient of seven individual artist grants from the D.C Commission on the Arts and Humanities, fiction fellowships to the Wesleyan and Sewanee writers conferences, and artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Wurlitzer Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts She teaches creative writing in the MFA and undergraduate programs at Hollins University where she is an associate professor.

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    1. Watching these two girls grow up and explore life and themselves. sections of the book amazed me, especially the conversations with the bathroom scale. (and she's another AU alumnus!)



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