A Theory of Small Earthquakes

A Theory of Small Earthquakes

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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In her ten previous nonfiction books, Meredith Maran has trained her journalistic eye on the subtle dance between the political and the personal. Now Maran brings her provocative gaze to her debut novel a family story spanning two decades, set against the social, political, and geological upheavals of the Bay Area. Eager to escape her damaging past and chart her own future, Alison Rose is drawn to Zoe, a free-spirited artist who offers emotional stability and a love outside the norm. After many happy years together, the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake deepens fissures in the two women's relationship, and Alison leaves Zoe for a new, 'normal' life with a man. Alison's son is the outcome of both of these complicated relationships, and the three parents strive to create a life together that will test the boundaries of love and family in changing times.
Publisher: [United States] : Soft Skull Press : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9781593764746
159376474X
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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shamumu
Apr 24, 2014

This book was terrible. It's the stereotypical horror story of a bi-woman leaving her girlfriend for a man. The friendship they develop after the break-up is borderline emotionally abusive.
I read reviews from amazon and a lot of people said that they thought this book was beautiful, which I can almost understand if you view it in the perspective of the narrator, take Zoe's perspective into account and it is absolute garbage.

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shanauer
Jun 19, 2012

Not bad.

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