The Last Lovely City: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

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First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Few signed copies exist, because the author died two months after this book's publication. Jacket very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. The Last Lovely City begins with nine stories whose settings range from San Francisco to a North Carolina college town to a run-down Mexican resort. In His Women, a college professor and his ex-wife play an extended game of let's-kiss-and-make-up, revealing the history of their flirtations and infidelities. In The Islands, a young widow mourns the loss of her cat more profoundly than the recent death of her husband. And in the title story, a view of San Francisco from the beach brings an old doctor, known for his generosity, to the sudden realization that the glory, innocence, and passion the city once represented to him are now lost forever, as he faces up to the way he has accrued the money to support his good works. The four stories in part two take on the shape of a novel. Lila Lewisohn, a divorced psychiatrist, finds her private life beginning to fuse with the lives of her patients, their husbands, and their lovers. A brilliant collection that envelops us in the richness of the worlds that Alice Adams has so masterfully created.

Title: The Last Lovely City: Stories

Author: Adams, Alice

Categories: Signed, Modern First Editions, American, Contemporary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

ISBN Number: 0679454411

ISBN Number 13: 9780679454410

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270611

Keywords: ALICE ADAMS FICTION CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE SHORT STORIES,