Monday, December 25, 2017

Asking For Love, by Roxana Robinson. Random House, 1996

Robinson writes of love in the lives of upper class, east coast, WASPs. In these stories she writes of marriage, divorce, remarriage, and how the children are affected. Her prose is lucid and unornamented; the stories are told with no unnecessary words. Not being of the group of people she writes about, I can’t say if she depicts them perfectly or not, but they seem realistic and lifelike- love, after all, probably works the same no matter what social class you are, even if your other concerns are different. For some reason I, who am not the biggest fan of short stories, really liked these. Just something about how Robinson writes. Not “my favorite book of all time”, but I enjoyed them a great deal. 

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