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. Read Flesh and Blood – heartforum.co.uk
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
- 18 November 2018 Michael Cunningham