Come to Me: Stories

by Amy Bloom | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060995149 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingNordkindwing of Hamburg - Barmbek, Hamburg Germany on 6/12/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNordkindwing from Hamburg - Barmbek, Hamburg Germany on Monday, June 12, 2006
Bloom's remarkably consistent first collection of stories includes her award-winning "Silver Water," a sad remembrance of a mentally ill sister and the family that loves yet cannot help her. The story includes elements common to Bloom's work: female protagonists whose lives are changed through psychological trauma, often involving therapists or people embarked on therapy. This makes sense, since Bloom herself is a practicing therapist. She deftly explores the complexity of the therapist-patient relationship ("Song of Solomon" and the aptly titled, ironic "Psychoanalysis Changed My Life"); the subtle brutality of troubled families ("Love Is Not a Pie," "Sleepwalking," "When the Year Grows Old"); and the strange compromises struck by couples to maintain tenuous emotional connections ("Sleepwalking"). Taken together, however, Bloom's insights into human love and obsession tend to blur into a long and rather uniform psychoanalytic lesson, undercut occasionally by revelations. She's at her best in showing how people really think, as in a description of a self-effacing housewife's distracted thoughts during sex in "The Sight of You," or in the title story, in which Bloom achieves a soaring complexity in characters whose strange behavior eludes any simple psychological explanation.

Released 5 mos ago (4/26/2019 UTC) at Haus der Jugend - BC Convention 2019 in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

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Journal Entry 3 by Floribu at Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Saturday, April 27, 2019
Heute von der Convention mitgenommen.

Journal Entry 4 by Floribu at Hamburg - Eppendorf, Hamburg Germany on Wednesday, May 01, 2019
The Most beautiful and moving stories I've read in a long time. Amy Blooms writing is perfect.

Journal Entry 5 by Floribu at Café Koppel in Hamburg - St. Georg, Hamburg Germany on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Released 3 mos ago (7/18/2019 UTC) at Café Koppel in Hamburg - St. Georg, Hamburg Germany

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Journal Entry 6 by wingdschinnywing at Hamburg, Hamburg Germany on Thursday, July 18, 2019
Floribu recommended it 😉

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