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Publisher Comments:

In My Other Life is grounded in New York, and Joan Silber's prose has all the traits of an urban sensibility: confidence, wit, individual style, and an emotional distance that keeps the despair of city life in perspective. Each story focuses on the surprising reversal that separates an old life from the new. And, recovering from the glories of bad habits in their twenties, Silber's people move through decades of sobering conclusions and elating accidents.

Review:

"'What Lasts,' a tale of volatile newlyweds, contains some of the book's most striking, skeptical writing, exemplary of the keen, expressive sense of the improbable, of dumb luck and ill luck, and of unlikely recovery that makes Silber's stories so warmly convincing." Publishers Weekly

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"Silber's appropriately titled new collection features characters who lived recklessly in their young adulthood but have reached a middle age fraught with mundane problems and the typical issues raised by spouses and children....A nicely executed collection." Library Journal

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"Silber excels at depicting friendship and the banter of people who work and hang out together, and her stories are ballads to the evolution of the rock 'n' roll life and to the good that comes from being open to experience." Booklist

Review:

"Joan Silber's characters have a hard-won wisdom that, after all, is afforded to them straight and true. The language of these wonderful stories is just that too, clean and sharp, funny and wise. I loved the various men and women and children — the wounded, the hopeful, the uncertain, the lucky — who people Silber's landscape." Jane Hamilton

Review:

"Joan Silber writes with wisdom, humor, grace, and wry intelligence. In her astonishing, unusual stories, characters who lived one life when they were young emerge, after metamorphoses almost Ovidian, bewildered and grateful in another. They bear with them welcome news of how we all survive." Andrea Barrett

Synopsis:

A hip New Yorker confronts the accident of middle age.

About the Author

Silber has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781889330433
Author:
Silber, Joan
Publisher:
Sarabande Books
Location:
Louisville, Ky. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 13 oz

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Product details 160 pages Sarabande Books - English 9781889330433 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'What Lasts,' a tale of volatile newlyweds, contains some of the book's most striking, skeptical writing, exemplary of the keen, expressive sense of the improbable, of dumb luck and ill luck, and of unlikely recovery that makes Silber's stories so warmly convincing." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Silber's appropriately titled new collection features characters who lived recklessly in their young adulthood but have reached a middle age fraught with mundane problems and the typical issues raised by spouses and children....A nicely executed collection."
"Review" by , "Silber excels at depicting friendship and the banter of people who work and hang out together, and her stories are ballads to the evolution of the rock 'n' roll life and to the good that comes from being open to experience."
"Review" by , "Joan Silber's characters have a hard-won wisdom that, after all, is afforded to them straight and true. The language of these wonderful stories is just that too, clean and sharp, funny and wise. I loved the various men and women and children — the wounded, the hopeful, the uncertain, the lucky — who people Silber's landscape."
"Review" by , "Joan Silber writes with wisdom, humor, grace, and wry intelligence. In her astonishing, unusual stories, characters who lived one life when they were young emerge, after metamorphoses almost Ovidian, bewildered and grateful in another. They bear with them welcome news of how we all survive."
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A hip New Yorker confronts the accident of middle age.
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