Ann Beattie

(b. 1947)

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born in Washington, D.C. Her first novel, Chilly Scenes of Winter (1976), presents a man in his twenties lonely and yearning for love, a frustrated, bewildered figure of the 1960s; and her second, Falling in Place (1980), set in the late 1970s, treats the loveless marriage of an advertising executive aged 40. Distortions (1976), Secrets and Surprises (1978), and The Burning House (1982) collect stories.

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