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Beautiful Soon Enough
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Winner of FC2's American Book Review/Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize

Margo Berdeshevsky’s Beautiful Soon Enough is a collection of hypnotic stories that capture the lives—worldly, sexual, obsessive—of twenty–three arresting women.These are snapshots and collages: stories of women on the outside, looking in; of women content to end their affairs; of young women learning the power of seduction; and of older women reminiscing about past loves. They are women who cannot live without love’s embrace, and women who have found it and feel that it is never enough. They are women of a “certain age,” as the French might say, and women with naked hearts, of any age.Berdeshevsky’s tales cross the planet: from beds in Paris to the roofs of Havana, from Venice Beach to the hills of Dubrovnik. With settings as varied as the characters they depict, these tales illuminate the lives of women desperate for a balance between love, comfort, and freedom. Personal, driven, and lyrical, together they are Beautiful Soon Enough.

 



 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 2-11
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. Window
  2. pp. 15-18
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  1. Cannibal Notes
  2. pp. 19-24
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  1. A Friday Desdemona
  2. pp. 25-34
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  1. Retro
  2. pp. 35-40
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  1. Before the Second Taste
  2. pp. 41-50
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  1. Small Craft
  2. pp. 51-56
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  1. For Flame and Irresistible
  2. pp. 57-62
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  1. Heart Open as a Jaw
  2. pp. 63-68
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  1. Troika for Lovers
  2. pp. 69-78
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  1. Animalia
  2. pp. 79-88
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  1. White Wings They Never Grow Weary
  2. pp. 89-90
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  1. Pas de Deux, À Trois
  2. pp. 91-100
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  1. Philomel
  2. pp. 101-104
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  1. Donkeys
  2. pp. 105-114
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  1. Bench
  2. pp. 115-120
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  1. Con un Beso de Amor
  2. pp. 121-130
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  1. Le Serveur
  2. pp. 131-140
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  1. Cage
  2. pp. 141-146
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  1. Beautiful Soon Enough
  2. pp. 147-152
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  1. Undertow
  2. pp. 153-158
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  1. Imprint
  2. pp. 159-166
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  1. Contract
  2. pp. 167-170
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  1. Scissors, Paper, Rock
  2. pp. 171-174
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 175-178
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 179-180
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 181-182
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