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Fools

Stories
Narrated by: Joan Silber
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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A dazzling new collection of interconnected stories by the National Book Award finalist. When is it wise to be a fool for something? What makes people want to be better than they are?

From New York to India to Paris, from the Catholic Worker movement to Occupy Wall Street, the characters in Joan Silber's dazzling new story cycle tackle this question head-on. Vera, the shy, anarchist daughter of missionary parents, leaves her family for love and activism in New York. A generation later, her own doubting daughter insists on the truth of being of two minds, even in marriage.

The adulterous son of a Florida hotel owner steals money from his family and departs for Paris, where he takes up with a young woman and finds himself outsmarted in turn. Fools ponders the circle of winners and losers, dupers and duped, and the price we pay for our beliefs. Fools is a luminous, intelligent, and rewarding work of fiction from the author for whom the Boston Globe said, "No other writer can make a few small decisions ripple across the globe, and across time, with more subtlety and power."

©2013 Joan Silber (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Fantastic Set of Stories!

I actually had to read this book for a class but ended up enjoying it! The only reason I’ve given it 4 stars is because their were only two chapters out of the six that I wasn’t too interested in but the rest are just wonderful. Would definitely recommend for a class or just for pleasure!