This is a book of several groups of closely connected short stories having to do with people whose lives are uprooted by...

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A NORTH AMERICAN EDUCATION

This is a book of several groups of closely connected short stories having to do with people whose lives are uprooted by contact with other cultures: an American professor living in Montreal with his American wife; an American professor living in Montreal with his Indian wife; two innocent young Oberlin graduates overwhelmed by Swedish sexuality; and an unhappy young Canadian almost destroyed by the hostility of lower-middle class whites in Florida. These last are the best -- moving back and forth in time from itinerant childhood to itinerant adulthood, showing rather beautifully how the child is indeed father to the man. All in all, slow-moving but not overly detailed stories of those small awarenesses we have seen many times before, but somehow manage to stave off the fatigued air of the very cliched.

Pub Date: Feb. 2, 1972

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1972