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Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories, A

by: Lucia Berlin

Publisher: Picador (2015)


Staff Pick by comrade: CP

A wonderful collection of stories that spans the entirety of Berlin's remarkable career. Her eye for the intimate details of everyday living brings each of her characters and the worlds they inhabit vividly to life. Melancholic, darkly funny, ferociously honest and unabashedly tender, these stories paint moving portraits of life lived on the margins, of people struggling to get better or just get by.