Basic black with pearls by Helen Weinzweig

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Published by House of Anansi Press in Toronto .

Written in English

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StatementHelen Weinzweig.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.W4 B3 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination135 p. ;
Number of Pages135
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3888969M
ISBN 100887840795
LC Control Number81450305

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The novel offers little resolution, and even less clarity, making it an all the more authentic commentary on the trappings of domestic, suburban life.

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The novel offers little resolution, and even less clarity, making it an. Helen Weinzweig is the author of the novels Passing Ceremony and Basic Black with Pearls, winner of the Toronto Book Award.

Her short story collection, A View from the Roof, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. Helen Weinzweig died in Toronto in Helen Weinzweig () was a Canadian writer.

The author of two novels and a short story collection, her novel Basic Black with Pearls won the Toronto Book Award inand her short story collection A View from the Roof was a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English language fiction in Born in Poland inshe emigrated to Canada at age 10 with her /5.

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