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Contents May Have Shifted: A Novel by [Houston, Pam]
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Length: 317 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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*Starred Review* Houston’s latest novel finds Pam, the intrepid narrator, shuttling the world over, from Alaska to Tunisia, from Bhutan to Newfoundland, searching for authenticity, drinking up life, and maybe, just maybe, fleeing from a little conflict. As Pam first wrestles with a stagnant relationship, then enters a more promising (but arguably not easier) one, she philosophizes with girlfriends, mystics, and old lovers on all of life’s usual questions in a refreshingly witty and bold manner. The novel’s nonlinear plot builds meaning associatively through 144 minisections, each set in a new global location, enchanting the reader with unexplained characters and backstory. While a less-skilled writer would falter with this disjointed technique, Houston, in controlled, elegant prose, imbues each pithy chapter with unifying lyricism. As the flight attendant says after a plane experiencing fuel-system failure successfully lands, If your contents haven’t shifted, you must be carrying lead weights. Unapologetic and empowering, Houston’s book hammers home the idea that if you don’t have problems, you probably aren’t living. Or, to use her metaphor, we all have baggage, so we might as well get used to traveling with it. --Katharine Fronk

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Houston 's easy-breezy style is a pleasure to read, whether she 's on a nailbiter of a flight, with foam laid down for the landing, or floating on a halcyon river, with foam burbling over the rocks.

Starred review. Unapologetic and empowering, Houston s book hammers home the idea that if you don t have problems, you probably aren t living. Or, to use her metaphor, we all have baggage, so we might as well get used to traveling with it. --Katharine Fronk"

...[Houston] has...concocted a tale so vivid, intricate, and intimate that it puts high-def TV to shame... --Natasha Clark"

Houston s easy-breezy style is a pleasure to read, whether she s on a nailbiter of a flight, with foam laid down for the landing, or floating on a halcyon river, with foam burbling over the rocks. "

Product details

  • File Size: 1472 KB
  • Print Length: 317 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (February 6, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 28, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LW5JGM
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #315,651 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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