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A Desire Path - Jan Shapin
A Desire Path
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What makes women fall for men whoare tied to political causes? Set in the Depression and WW II's aftermath, A Desire Path links a love affair between a married woman and a union organizer with the crisis a famous female journalist faces trying to decide whether to join the Communist Party. Two... show more
What makes women fall for men whoare tied to political causes? Set in the Depression and WW II's aftermath, A Desire Path links a love affair between a married woman and a union organizer with the crisis a famous female journalist faces trying to decide whether to join the Communist Party. Two stories of conflicted loyalties, each a journey along a desire path. Ilse is drawn to Andy because of his involvement in labor causes, even as Andy himself is struggling with a loss of belief. Anna Mae, Andy's old friend, tries to balance her responsibility to a senile father with a growing sense her left-wing politics have trapped her. After a disastrous encounter with Ilse's husband, Andy retreats to the mountains. Anna Mae flails about - from Seattle to Moscow, Los Angeles to China - while Ilse gradually discovers her own inner compass.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781613860700 (1613860706)
ASIN: 1613860706
Publisher: Cambridge Books
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
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5.0 A SPICY MIX OF POLITICS, PASSION & LIFE'S UPS AND DOWNS OVER TIME
“A Desire Path” is a rare gem of a novel. It offers an intriguing blend of political beliefs and personalities from the perspectives of 3 ordinary people whose lives paralleled the labor union movement of the New Deal Era, the “Red Scare” period of the late 1940s and early 1950s, and on to the Civil...
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