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New York : Fourth Estate, 2002.
1st ed.
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213 pages ; 24 cm.

I'm not interested, the way some people are, in being sad. I've had a look, and there's nothing down that road. Well now! What about the ripping sound behind my eyes, the starchy tearing of fabric, end to end; what about the need I have to curl up my knees when I sleep?

For all of her life, 44 year old Reta Winters has enjoyed the useful monotony of happiness: a loving family, good friends, growing success as a writer of light 'summertime' fiction. But this placid existence is cracked wide open when her beloved eldest daughter, Norah, drops out to sit on a gritty street corner, silent but for the sign around her neck that reads 'GOODNESS.' Reta's search for what drove her daughter to such a desperate statement turns into an unflinching and surprisingly funny meditation on where we find meaning and hope.

Warmth, passion and wisdom come together in Shields' remarkably supple prose. Unless, a harrowing but ultimately consoling story of one family's anguish and healing, proves her mastery of extraordinary fictions about ordinary life.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Shields, C. (2002). Unless. New York: Fourth Estate.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shields, Carol, 1935-2003. 2002. Unless. New York: Fourth Estate.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Shields, Carol, 1935-2003, Unless. New York: Fourth Estate, 2002.

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Shields, Carol. Unless. New York: Fourth Estate, 2002. Print.

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