Interviewing Matisse, Or The Woman Who Died Standing Up: A Novel

Paperback | April 11, 2006

byLily Tuck

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Lily, Molly, and Inez are women of a certain age, of a certain bearing, of a certain class. Late one dire night, Molly telephones from Connecticut to catch Lily up with the news: Inez's corpse -- near-naked but wearing boots -- has been discovered propped up "like a broom" in a corner of her Soho loft. It is an occasion ripe for an all-night heart-to-heart conversation, bouncing deliriously from one evasion to the next -- until the pair of talk-crazy, talk-weary women have successfully diverted themselves with all the wonderfully vagrant stuff of life . . . with everything, in fact, except grief.

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Lily, Molly, and Inez are women of a certain age, of a certain bearing, of a certain class. Late one dire night, Molly telephones from Connecticut to catch Lily up with the news: Inez's corpse -- near-naked but wearing boots -- has been discovered propped up "like a broom" in a corner of her Soho loft. It is an occasion ripe for an all...

Lily Tuck is the author of four novels, including The News from Paraguay, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, and Siam, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, as well as a collection of stories. She divides her time among New York, an island in Maine, and Paris.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.36 inPublished:April 11, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060832843

ISBN - 13:9780060832841

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“What an ear Lily Tuck has!... Tuck has written a very funny and completely original book. I loved it!”