Picturing Will, the widely acclaimed novel by Ann Beattie, unravels the complexities of a postmodern family There s Will, a curious five year old who listens to the heartbeat of a plant through his toy stethoscope Jody, his mother, a photographer poised on the threshold of celebrity Mel, Jody s perfect perhaps too perfect lover and Wayne, the rather who left Will without warning and now sees his infrequent visits as a crimp in his bedhopping Beattie shows us how these lives intersect, attract, and repel one another with dazzling shifts and moments of heartbreaking directness From the Trade Paperback edition. New Read Books Picturing Will by Ann Beattie – heartforum.co.uk
Ann Beattie born September 8, 1947 is an American short story writer and novelist She has received an award for excellence from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a PEN Bernard Malamud Award for excellence in the short story form Her work has been compared to that of Alice Adams, J.D Salinger, John Cheever, and John Updike She holds an undergraduate degree from American University and a masters degree from the University of Connecticut.
- 230 pages
- Picturing Will
- Ann Beattie
- 21 May 2019 Ann Beattie