At the heart of this collection of five short stories and the
title novella is the powerful interconnection between parents and
children, nostalgia and memory, and the collective emotional
intimacies and transactions that configure human behavior.
Incisive and witty meditations on the disruptions and
difficulties of family life, the stories in The Quarry
focus on the precariously balanced world of anxious and awkward
sons and painfully failed or failing fathers. The title novella
sifts through the irreparable moral and psychological confusion
brought about by the Holocaust, following two families as they
struggle to reconcile themselves to personal disorder and private
grief--with no illusory platitudes about the redemptive power of
With unerring compassion for conveying emotional revelations and
a keen sensitivity to the frailty and malleability of the human
spirit, The Quarry lures the reader into confronting the
most hidden and disquieting parts of the buried self.
Subjects: Language & Literature
You do not have access to this book on JSTOR. Try logging in through your institution for access.
Log in to your personal account or through your institution.
Table of Contents
Export Selected Citations
Export to NoodleTools
Export to RefWorks
Export to EasyBib
Export a RIS file
(For EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero, Mendeley...)
Export a Text file