Plain Seeing

Plain Seeing

A Novel

Book - 1997
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At the heart of Plain Seeing is the myth of beautiful Emma Laura, whose Hollywood dreams are destroyed by the birth of a child. At 21, that child, Lucy, tells her lover Gordon: "I come with nothing, a motherless child".

Twenty-five years later, as Lucy recovers from a terrible injury that almost severed her foot, she finds the accident mirrored in her life. Gordon and their daughter Laurie want to leave; even her lover has betrayed her. In childlike pain, she flees to her Aunt Opal in Texas. There, a visit to a Depression-era photography exhibit launches her on a quest to understand her mother's young life. Unexpectedly, it leads her to the father she wasn't seeking. In Hollywood, where her mother might have been a star, she finally faces her perennial grief and begins to live a true and present life.

Publisher: New York : Cliff Street Books, c1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060173425
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 301 p. ; 25 cm.


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