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The Laundress Catches Her Breath

2012 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Poetry (Adult Nonfiction)
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The Laundress Catches her Breath features a chain-smoking, working-class Italian American woman in a depressed mill town, of her struggle to find meaningful work and the indignity of a low-paid job where she can't afford to leave home and support herself. It follows her tumultuous relationship with her father, a retired mill worker, her love for her educated uncle dying of cancer, and her escape from this soiled life through her ritual of doing laundry. Read More