Loss and attraction power Maria Flook's 'Mothers and Lovers'

December 17, 2014 1:05 PM

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"Mothers and Lovers: A Novel" by Maria Flook; Roundabout Press (378 pages, $15.95 paper)

Late in her fourth novel, "Mothers and Lovers," Maria Flook invokes Frank O'Hara's essay "Personism." When it comes to poetry, she writes, O'Hara argued that "1/8y3/8ou just go on your nerve. If someone's chasing you down the street with a knife you just run, you don't turn around and shout, 'Give i...

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