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"Here comes a walking fire," the Fool says to Lear as he sees Gloucester walking across a heath carrying a torch. This novel opens in fall, 1988, as Cora, an anti-war activist, returns to the U.S. from Canada where she has lived for twenty years. A college student in the mid-sixties, Cora becomes politically curious, then joins the anti-war movement. Based on King Lear and written from the point of view of Cordelia, the book weighs definitions of patriotism and loyalty. In her return as in her past, Cora is testing borders between suffering and virtue, idealism and commitment, self and family, and exploring possibilities of change.
State University of New York Press
June 10, 1994
6.23 X 0.82 X 9.29 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author
Valerie Miner's other books of fiction include Trespassing and Other Stories; All Good Women; Winter's Edge; Murder in the English Department; Movement; and Blood Sisters. She has also published a non-fiction book, Rumors from the Cauldron: Selected Essays, Reviews and Réportage, co-edited Competition: A Feminist Taboo?, and co-authored Her Own Women; Tales I Tell My Mother; and More Tales. She is Associate Professor of English, University of Minnesota.