Disturbances in the Field

Disturbances in the Field

A Novel

Book - 2005
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As powerful now as when first published in 1983, Lynne Sharon Schwartz's third novel established her as one of her generation's most assured writers. In this long-awaited reissue, readers can again warm to this acutely absorbing story.According to Lydia Rowe's friend George, a philosophizing psychotherapist, a "disturbance in the field" is anything that keeps us from realizing our needs. In the field of daily experiences, anything can stand in the way of our fulfillment, he explains--an interrupting phone call, an unanswered cry. But over time we adjust and new needs arise. But what if there's a disturbance you can't get past? In this look at a girl's, then a wife and mother's, coming of age, Schwartz explores the questions faced by all whose visions of a harmonious existence are jolted into disarray. The result is a novel of captivating realism and lasting grace.
Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, 2005.
Edition: Counterpoint paperback ed.
ISBN: 9781582433325
1582433321
Branch Call Number: 813/.54 22
Characteristics: 371 p. ; 21 cm.

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