In Flesh And Blood, Michael Cunningham Takes Us On A Masterful Journey Through Four Generations Of The Stassos Family As He Examines The Dynamics Of A Family Struggling To Come Of Age In The 20th CenturyIn 1950, Constantine Stassos, A Greek Immigrant Laborer, Marries Mary Cuccio, An Italian American Girl, And Together They Produce Three Children Susan, An Ambitious Beauty, Billy, A Brilliant Homosexual, And Zoe, A Wild Child Over The Years, A Web Of Tangled Longings, Love, Inadequacies And Unfulfilled Dreams Unfolds As Mary And Constantine S Marriage Fails And Susan, Billy, And Zoe Leave To Make Families Of Their Own Zoe Raises A Child With The Help Of A Transvestite, Billy Makes A Life With Another Man, And Susan Raises A Son Conceived In Secret, Each Extending The Meaning Of Family And Love With The Power Of A Greek Tragedy, The Story Builds To A Heartbreaking Crescendo, Allowing A Glimpse Into Contemporary Life Which Will Echo In One S Heart For Years To Come.
Michael Cunningham is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours winner of the Pen Faulkner Award Pulitzer Prize , Specimen Days, and By Nightfall, as well as the non fiction book, Land s End A Walk in Provincetown His new novel, The Snow Queen, will be published in May of 2014 He lives in New York, and teaches at Yale University.
- 465 pages
- Flesh and Blood
- Michael Cunningham
- 28 March 2017 Michael Cunningham