A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Lucia Berlin was a hard drinking, multi-married, ex deb, whose travels and family led her everywhere from Alaska to Texas to Chile and California, and she put it all into these gritty, brutal, heartbreaking short stories/essays. Manual is as smart, nervy and unforgettable as the woman who wrote them.
These stories left a lasting impression. Makes my life look dreamy in comparison.
*Content: Fbombs, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, sexual abuse
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