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Diana stands before the mirror preening with her best friend, Maureen. Suddenly, a classmate enters holding a gun, and Diana sees her life dance before her eyes. In a moment the future she was just imagining--a doting wife and mother at the age of forty--is sealed by a horrific decision she is forced to make. In prose infused with the dramatically feminine sensuality of spring, we experience seventeen-year-old Diana's uncertain steps into womanhood--her awkward, heated forays into sex; her fresh, fragile construction of an identity. Together with the sights and sounds of renewal, we experience the tasks of Diana's adulthood: protecting her beloved daughter and holding onto her successful husband.
An acclaimed writer and poet, Laura Kasischke has crafted a consciousness that encompasses the truth of a teenager's world and the profound transformation of that world at midlife. Resonant and deeply stirring, The Life Before Her Eyes finds piercing beauty in the midst of a nightmare from long ago that echoes like a dirge beneath each new spring.

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2002 Pages: 280 Publisher: Harvest Books Diana stands before the mirror preening with her best friend Maureen. Suddenly a classmate enters holding a gun and Diana sees her life dance before her EYES In a moment the future she was just imagining-a doting wife and mother at the age of forty-is sealed by a horrific decision she is forced to make. In prose infused with the dramatically feminine sensuality of spring. we experience seventeen-year-old Diana's uncertain steps into womanhood-her awkward. heated forays into sex; her fresh. fragile construction of an identity. Together with the sights and sounds of renewal. we experience the tasks of Diana's adulthood: protecting her beloved daughter and holding onto her successful husband. An acclaimed writer and poet. Laura Kasischke has crafted a consciousness that encompasses the truth of a teenager's world and...

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PRAISE FOR "THE LIFE BEFORE HER EYES"
"Hauntingly original . . . A tour de force."--"O Magazine"
"Potent and poetic storytelling. Such is the agility of [Kasischke's] writing that it can encompass both a heinously nihilistic act and a most magical . . . outcome."--"Elle"
"Poetic . . . A novel that takes on deep matters of life and death; conscience and consciousness; family, love, and friendship."--"Los Angeles Times"

PRAISE FOR "THE LIFE BEFORE HER EYES"

"Hauntingly original . . . A tour de force."--"O Magazine"

"Potent and poetic storytelling. Such is the agility of [Kasischke's] writing that it can encompass both a heinously nihilistic act and a most magical . . . outcome."--"Elle"

"Poetic . . . A novel that takes on deep matters of life and death; conscience and consciousness; family, love, and friendship."--"Los Angeles Times"

PRAISE FOR"THE LIFE BEFORE HER EYES"

"Hauntingly original . . . A tour de force."--"O Magazine"

"Potent and poetic storytelling. Such is the agility of [Kasischke's] writing that it can encompass both a heinously nihilistic act and a most magical . . . outcome."--"Elle"

"Poetic . . . A novel that takes on deep matters of life and death; conscience and consciousness; family, love, and friendship."--"Los Angeles Times"

PRAISE FOR THE LIFE BEFORE HER EYES
"Hauntingly original . . . A tour de force."-- O Magazine
"Potent and poetic storytelling. Such is the agility of [Kasischke's] writing that it can encompass both a heinously nihilistic act and a most magical . . . outcome."-- Elle
"Poetic . . . A novel that takes on deep matters of life and death; conscience and consciousness; family, love, and friendship."-- Los Angeles Times

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