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"C""arry the One "begins in the hours following Carmen's wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidentally hits and kills a girl on a dark country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, craft their lives in response to this single tragic moment. As one character says, "When you add us up, you always have to carry the one." Through friendships and love affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, holidays, and the modest calamities and triumphs of ordinary days, "Carry the One "shows how one life affects another and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than we'd expect. As they seek redemption through addiction, social justice, and art, Anshaw's characters reflect our deepest pain and longings, our joys, and our transcendent moments of understanding. This wise, wry, and erotically charged novel derives its power and appeal from the author's exquisite use of language; her sympathy for her recognizable, very flawed characters; and her persuasive belief in the transforming forces of time and love.
Title: Carry the One
Edition: First edition. First Printing
Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 2012
ISBN Number: 1451636881
ISBN Number 13: 9781451636888
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001208
Description: 253pp. 8vo. Author has signed on the title page. A complete number line is present 1-10. Publishers Weekly said, "Anshaw has a deft touch with the events of ordinary life, gives them heft and meaning....Funny, touching, knowing...a quiet, lovely, genuine accomplishment." Book is tight, clean, unread, a pristine copy. Jacket is Brodart protected.