About the Book

The Test

The Test

October 2001
Trade Paperback · 176 Pages
$13.95 U.S. · $17.00 CAN
ISBN 9781558612747
The Feminist Press at CUNY


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With complexity, bravery, and dry humor The Test details the frustrating push and pull between Pat and her eighty-year-old father who is attempting, for the third and last time, to pass the test to renew his driver’s license. Bryant’s unflinching gaze sees deep into the hearts of both parent and child, revealing the dramatic, awkward, and universal struggle each faces with aging, memory, and love. In a deeply sensitive, thoughtful, and honest examination of one woman’s coping with the changes of aging, Bryant offers a rare and moving testimony.

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Dorothy Bryant is the author of such acclaimed novels as Ella Price’s Journal and Confessions of Madame Psyche. She lives in Berkeley, California.