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Filled with sharp dialogue engaging characters and offbeat detail the twelve stories collected in The Melancholy of Departure describe an outsider’s world of longing disillusion and survival where hope is found in unexpected places and understanding comes from unlikely sourcesIn “Hurley” the title character is a would be revolutionary who unsuccessfully tries to explain “the difference between erotica and violence against women” to a clerk at a pornography shop called The Fifth Wheel “Florence Wearnse” centers on a spinster of the World War I generation who goes deaf “to escape the listening so tired had she grown of stocks and bonds whooping cough motor cars weddings the Kentucky Derby” A bizarre fr

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The Melancholy of DepartureOd has put on this earth to show us the study of Talmud was not the only path”“At Home with the Pelletiers” chronicles the disintegration of a St Louis family after the oldest son Walter returns home from Marine Corps boot camp during the Vietnam War Younger brother Howard prefers the Jane Fonda he sees on the nightly news to the actress who played Barbarella and feels uncomfortably at odds with the militaristic Walter whose stories about war atrocities and sex Howard finds frighteningly similarFully aware of the dangers that await us all loneliness commitment heartbreak love the men and women in this collection call out to us from the fringes of society; they are prophets whose messages fall on uninterested ear