Three short novels : The Son, The Lights of Earth, and The Conference of Victims / Gina Berriault.

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  • Additional Information
    • Content Notes:
      The Son -- The Lights of Earth -- The Conference of Victims.
    • Other Titles:
      Novels. Selections
    • ISBN:
      9781619022478 (pbk.)
      1619022478 (pbk.)
    • Accession Number:
      2013031390
    • Accession Number:
      ocn852223611
      852223611
    • Accession Number:
      fay.405089
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BERRIAULT, G. Three short novels : The Son, The Lights of Earth, and The Conference of Victims. [s.l.] : Counterpoint, 2014. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Berriault G. Three Short Novels : The Son, The Lights of Earth, and The Conference of Victims. Counterpoint; 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.405089. Accessed October 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Berriault, G. (2014). Three short novels : The Son, The Lights of Earth, and The Conference of Victims. Counterpoint. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.405089
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Berriault, Gina. 2014. Three Short Novels : The Son, The Lights of Earth, and The Conference of Victims. Counterpoint. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.405089.
    • Harvard:
      Berriault, G. (2014) Three short novels : The Son, The Lights of Earth, and The Conference of Victims. Counterpoint. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.405089 (Accessed: 21 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Berriault, G 2014, Three short novels : The Son, The Lights of Earth, and The Conference of Victims, Counterpoint, viewed 21 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Berriault, Gina. Three Short Novels : The Son, The Lights of Earth, and The Conference of Victims. Counterpoint, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.405089.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Berriault, Gina. Three Short Novels : The Son, The Lights of Earth, and The Conference of Victims. Counterpoint, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.405089.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Berriault G. Three short novels : The Son, The Lights of Earth, and The Conference of Victims [Internet]. Counterpoint; 2014 [cited 2019 Oct 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.405089

Reviews

PW Reviews 2014 January #2

Known for her short stories, Berriault (who died in 1999) had a reputation as an extraordinarily sensitive writer, which should be further bolstered by the three groundbreaking novellas collected here, originally published separately in the 1960s. Like Virginia Woolf, Berriault examines the inner lives of ordinary women. In "The Son," Vivian seeks upward mobility through ultimately unsatisfying marriages, but never finds the happiness and connection she desires. "The Lights of Earth" features Ilona, a writer for whom "each story a refuge into which she escaped and where no one recognized her," and who loses her lover and her estranged only brother. In the last selection, "Conference of Victims," Naomi struggles to give her life meaning after the suicide of her politician brother, their mother's favorite. Berriault's acute observations and close attention to fleeting moments give her prose uncommon psychological depth, which illuminates her female protagonists as they thoughtfully investigate what it takes to hold a man's interest, how it feels to be an older woman, and what it requires to be blessed. (Mar.)

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