Sweet Desserts by Lucy Ellmann

Sweet Desserts by Lucy Ellmann. 1989 Viking, first U.S. edition, 145 pages. Ellman most recently has had success and acclaim with her beast of a novel Ducks, Newburyport, a stream of consciousness, nearly single-sentence novel on the banalities of motherhood told in more than a thousand pages, shortlisting her for the Booker Prize. Sweet Desserts was Ellman's debut and won the Guardian Prize and one can recognize the themes and methods that would be employed in Ducks.

Condition: VG, remainder mark on text block

"All through that summer before her sister's birth, as if she could take a hint, Franny was continually getting lost."

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