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Undressing Lavinia: A Novel

ISBN: 9781948192170
Binding: Paperback
Author: George Rabasa
Pages: 276
Trim: 6” x 9” inches
Published: 10/28/2021

Undressing Lavinia, is a mosaic of memory and imagination, where past and present collide, and ghosts speak to the living.

Told from multiple character points of view and alternating timelines, Undressing Lavinia offers a revealing story of a woman's life as she faces her own cancer diagnosis and death. This moving and honest portrait is a profoundly insightful look into the complexities of family, culture, sexuality, mourning, and commitment. Spanning sixty-some years—from growing up in Mexico and attending school at Harvard to settling in the Midwest and traveling the world—the story of Lavinia is filled with intimate secrets and unexpected twists.

 

George Rabasa's collection of short stories, Glass Houses, received The Writer's Voice Capricorn Award for Excellence in Fiction and the Minnesota Book Award for Short Stories. His novel, Floating Kingdom received the Minnesota Book Award for Fiction. His other acclaimed novels include The CleansingThe Wonder Singer, and Miss Entropia and the Adam Bomb. His short fiction has appeared in various anthologies and literary magazines, such as Story QuarterlyGlimmer TrainThe MacGuffinSouth Carolina QuarterlyAmerican Literary Review, and others. Rabasa was born in Maine, raised in Mexico, and now lives in Minnesota.

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