Aspects Of Nature by Rhoda Rabinowitz GreenAspects Of Nature by Rhoda Rabinowitz Green

Aspects Of Nature

byRhoda Rabinowitz Green

Paperback | May 25, 2016

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Like the many surfaces of a gemstone, the varied aspects of human experience link the short stories in this collection, titled Aspects of Nature. Themes of finding one's identity; conflicts of family, career and romance; loneliness, death, loss, and feelings of displacement; youth and aging; courage and fear; human frailty; spirituality; compassion and manifestations of evil, all are at the heart of this collection. Of the eleven stories, the one bearing the collection's name presents a satirical microcosm of our fragmented contemporary society, a candle-lit dinner party of six disparate guests at a Canadian cottage on an isolated island in the middle of a lake at the height of a Gothic storm. The remaining stories show aspects of nature in their diverse guises: a brilliant concert pianist courageously asserts life over evil; in a satirical affirmation of self, a middle-aged woman confronts a plastic surgeon urging a face lift; an elderly woman, trapped in her role as a mother and grandmother, offers an amusing, account of her inability to assert to her family what it is she desires; a seventy-year-old woman on her death bed makes plans for her next dinner party; a Holocaust survivor fashions random natural objects into sculptures, determined to impose order out of chaos; a forty-something woman finally confronts her doctor and, by extension, the male medical profession; an aging woman laments her loss of memory, her home, independence, youth, beauty; another, faces societal changes she no longer understands; a young pianist is conflicted by love for her master teacher; a young mother, forever explaining her husband and sons each to the other, seeks to fathom where her own self has disappeared.

Rhoda Rabinowitz Green is the author of two novels, Slowly I Turn and Moon Over Mandalay. Her short fiction has been published in magazines and journals across North America, including The Fiddlehead, The Louisville Review, Dandelion, Fireweed, Parchment, Sistersong, and Jewish Currents. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart prize...
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Title:Aspects Of NatureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 25, 2016Publisher:Inanna PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771332816

ISBN - 13:9781771332811

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful stories! These are wonderful stories that lead you to reflect on the people and characters in your own life. My favourite is "Finding Maryan," about the gifted concert pianist Maryan Filar who survived 7 concentration camps. I went on You Tube and listened to him play Chopin. Amazing! The stories are truly engrossing - so much so that while reading the book on the subway, I twice almost missed my stop. In the story about the visit to the GYN and Doctor and Nurse Crisp, I laughed out loud. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-09-09