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Author Porter, Jeffrey Lyn, 1951- author.

Title Planet Claire : suite for cello and sad-eyed lovers : a memoir / Jeff Porter.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Gracie Belle, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    814 Porter,J POR    Available
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Description 232 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary "Planet Claire is the story of the untimely death of the author's wife and a candid account of the following year of madness and grief. With Claire's death, Jeff Porter tries to imagine life without her but struggles with the bewilderment that follows. There was no gradual transition, no chance to say goodbye or resolve unfinished business. The grief is crushing, her death the psychological equivalent of Pearl Harbor. As Jeff's life unravels, he analyzes his sadness with growing interest. He talks to Claire as if to evoke a presence, to mark a space for memory. He reports on his daily walks and shares observations of life's sadness, while reminiscing about various moments in their life together. Like Orpheus, the author searches for a lost love, and what he finds is not the dog of doom but flashes of an intimate symmetry that brighten the darkest places of sorrow.
Contents Pluto (the separator) -- Charon (the borderman) -- Saturn (the cogitator) -- Titan (the elder) -- Mars (the contrarian) -- Phobos (bringer of terror) -- Jupiter (the combiner) -- Europa (master of subzero) -- Venus (the joker) -- The moon (strange attractor) -- Mercury (the envoy)-- The sun (the spectator) -- Neptune (the randomizer) Centaurus (the traveler).
Subject Porter, Jeffrey Lyn, 1951-
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
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