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Confessions of a Falling Woman

And Other Stories

by Debra Dean

Confessions of a Falling Woman
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2008
    256 pages
    Genre: Short Stories & Essays

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A surprised Southern matriarch is confronted by her family at an intervention. . . . A life-altering break-in triggers insomniac introspection in a desperate actor. . . . Streetwise New York City neighbors let down their guard for a naïve puppeteer and must suffer the consequences. . . .

In this stunning collection of short stories—five of which are being published for the very first time—bestselling, award-winning author Debra Dean displays the depth and magnitude of her extraordinary literary talent. Replete with the seamless storytelling and captivating lyrical voice that made her debut novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad, a national bestseller, Dean's Confessions of a Falling Woman is a haunting, satisfying, and unforgettable reading experience.

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"Readers will certainly forget themselves in these sparkling stories, pausing over small, strange moments that change entire lives." - Publishers Weekly.

"Dean has a fine appreciation for the way chance can save or doom careers and marriages. More, please." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Debra Dean Author Biography

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Debra Dean attended Whitman College where she double-majored in English and Drama. She worked in New York and regional theatre for nearly a decade. She received her MFA degree from the University of Oregon and has written 3 novels, The Madonnas of Leningrad (2006) which has been published in twenty languages, a set of short stories Confessions of a Falling Woman (2008) and The Mirrored World (2012).

She now lives in Miami where she teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University.

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