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At age forty-five – her existence a large number – Cora Gordon used to be persuaded to reinvent herself as an artist. Cora paid for her choice with agonies of self-doubt; yet prodded by means of friends and family, she bent to her abilities and located attractiveness as a emerging sculptor. Years later, now virtually 80 – celebrated for her artwork and durability – Cora is disappointed to profit troublemaker from her prior has attacked the posthumous attractiveness of photographer Thorold Carey, a headstrong pal from her hardscrabble days. As she displays on previous struggles with the countering claims of artwork, love and loyalty – at the colleagues and kinfolk who frequently made existence so challenging – Cora feels greater than ever thankful to Carey, for being there while she wanted him – for his enduring thought. A vindication of her obstreperous buddy, Cora’s is a wry story of 2 mid-lives in disarray and of the conditions that introduced them jointly; lives seeming to have little in universal – not likely to learn from moment chances.

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