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Personal Velocity

In this collection of vivid and engrossing stories Rebecca Miller explores the lives of seven multifaceted women. From vastly different backgrounds and futures, the women are united by their struggles. But most of all they are bound together by their will to overcome and survive. The desire to get by and beyond.

We meet Greta, a cookbook editor who is catapulted to dizzying heights in her career. While Greta’s career bubbles upwards her marriage struggles to stay afloat. Other characters include Paula, a pregnant twenty-one-year-old who is on the run from the horror of a man who was hit by a car and died while walking her home from a nightclub; Delia, an abused working-class wife who goes into hiding with her children; and Louisa, a painter who moves from one lover to the next, acting out a self-perpetuating drama over which she has no control.

Edgy, fearless and beautifully spare, Personal Velocity marks the emergence of a singular new voice in American fiction.

STORIES IN THIS COLLECTION

Greta
Delia
Louisa
Julianne
Bryna
Nancy
Paula

Rebecca Miller
About the Author

Rebecca Miller is also the author of the story collection Personal Velocity, her film adaptation of which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and the writer-director of Angela and The Ballad of Jack and Rose. She lives in Ireland and New York with her family.

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Extent:
192 pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
31 August 2009
ISBN:
9781921520709
AU Price:
$23.95
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Praise for Rebecca Miller
andPersonal Velocity

‘An excellent book.’

‘Compelling.’

‘A brilliantly observant writer.’

‘Miller once again showcases her innate understanding of the human condition from a woman’s point of view.’

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  • Personal Velocity
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    ISBN: 9781921799716
    31 August 2009
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