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A New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001, the critical success of Babe in Paradise heralds Marisa Silver as one of America's most talented young writers.

The unforgettable characters of Babe in Paradise — an aging stunt man, a chauffeur, and a voice-over actor among them — live on the periphery of Los Angeles's allure, outside its glamour and success. Marisa Silver's singular voice makes us care deeply about their everyday desperations and hard-won hopes.

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"Magnificent....[Silver's] writing stings, but the pain is good." Village Voice

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"Silver's work is powerful and heartfelt." Atlantic Monthly

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"A very impressive debut from a writer of striking talent." Richard Russo

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"Silver's stories present Los Angeles as it exists apart from the glamour of Hollywood, and they show that there is drama enough in common, everyday life." Booklist

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"Sporadically illuminating if ultimately disappointing, Silver's tales aim to show how, with a little bravery, anyone can learn to love the City of Angels." Publishers Weekly

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"A few gems, a few disappointments, a voice to watch." Kirkus Reviews

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A Notable Book and a Best Book of 2001, the critical success of heralds Marisa Silver as one of America's most talented young writers.

Synopsis:

The unforgettable characters of Babe in Paradise-an aging stunt man, a chauffeur, and a voice-over actor among them-live on the periphery of Los Angeles's allure, outside its glamour and success. Marisa Silver's singular voice makes us care deeply about their everyday desperations and hard-won hopes.

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Marisa Silver lives in Los Angeles.

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ISBN:
9780393323849
Author:
Silver, Marisa
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
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Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20020931
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
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8.22x5.82x.60 in. .49 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393323849 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Magnificent....[Silver's] writing stings, but the pain is good."
"Review" by , "Silver's work is powerful and heartfelt."
"Review" by , "A very impressive debut from a writer of striking talent."
"Review" by , "Silver's stories present Los Angeles as it exists apart from the glamour of Hollywood, and they show that there is drama enough in common, everyday life."
"Review" by , "Sporadically illuminating if ultimately disappointing, Silver's tales aim to show how, with a little bravery, anyone can learn to love the City of Angels."
"Review" by , "A few gems, a few disappointments, a voice to watch."
"Synopsis" by , A Notable Book and a Best Book of 2001, the critical success of heralds Marisa Silver as one of America's most talented young writers.
"Synopsis" by , The unforgettable characters of Babe in Paradise-an aging stunt man, a chauffeur, and a voice-over actor among them-live on the periphery of Los Angeles's allure, outside its glamour and success. Marisa Silver's singular voice makes us care deeply about their everyday desperations and hard-won hopes.
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