Beneath this roof : stories Public Deposited

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  • These stories follow the lives of women in a variety of roles—housewife, deli employee, artist, bird keeper, and sitter for the elderly—and at different stages of life. In “Beneath this Roof,” a young housewife’s life is rocked by a visit from an old friend who has changed in unexpected ways. “Semantics (n. pl.)” follows a sixty-two-year old widow in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Her fragile grasp on her work and her words is ultimately challenged by the appearance of a man who reminds her of her recently dead husband. In “En Plein Air,” a newly married artist finally finds inspiration to paint in the midst of an unhappy marriage and hostile climate. A young bird keeper in “Enclosure” butts heads with her family when trying to explain her lack of desire for a romantic relationship. And finally, in “Surrogate,” a twenty-year old sitter for an elderly man struggles with her parents’ violent murders and her complicated relationship with this gentle eighty-year old suffering from Alzheimer’s. As a collection, these stories seek to explore various themes, including the role of memory and language and what happens when both seem to fail.
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