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Publisher Comments:

Hilarious, sexy, and deeply tender, Kissing in Manhattan was one of the most celebrated debuts in recent years. Acclaimed author David Schickler's collection of linked stories follows a troupe of love-hungry urbanites through a charmed metropolis and into the Preemption — a mythic Manhattan apartment building. The Preemption sets the stage for a romantic fantasy as exuberant, dark, and dazzling as the city it occupies.

Behind closed doors, the paths of an improbable cast of tenants — a seductive perfume heiress; a crabby, misunderstood actor; a preternaturally sharp-sighted priest — tangle and cross, while a perilous love triangle builds around three characters: James Branch, a shy young accountant with an unusual love for the Preemption's antique elevator, and a strange destiny; Patrick Rigg, a Wall Street lothario who soothes his pain by seducing beautiful women, carrying a gun, and attending the nightly sermons of a foreboding priest; and Rally McWilliams, a fetching, hopeful young writer who roams the city at night, searching for the soulmate she believes in but can't find.

Charged with joy and a deadly sense of humor, Kissing in Manhattan is a daring new writer's vision of a world where men and women, good and evil, love and sex, meet, battle, and embrace on every street corner.

Forget mere sex and the city... Kissing in Manhattan features die-hard romantic strivers in a surreal turn-of-the-millennium New York ruled by the spirit of improbable happy endings.

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Schickler has a wild, out-of-left-field dramatic imagination that's really fresh. The way his characters take you, as well as one another, by surprise is terrificfun.

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Like figures in a strange, spiky, urban frieze, the characters of Schickler's striking debut novel-in-stories pose, strut and cross paths in a darkly romantic, surreal Manhattan. ... Schickler is a fabulist for the 21st century, a skewed Scheherazade.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

One of the most charming and memorable debuts this year is Kissing in Manhattan,... Tenderness and darkness are around every corner ... There are Gothic overtones, bits of magical realism, moments of true eroticism with hints of danger.... This tender, lovely book and these love-starved and hopeful individuals linger like a reader's dream.

THE NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE

With these wonderfully haunting, strange, and hilarious stories, David Schickler has established himself as a major new voice in American fiction.

RON HANSEN, AUTHOR OF MARIETTE IN ECSTACY AND HITLER'S NIECE

Schickler's playfully alive voice is uniquely his own — sprightly, exact, Herculean in all the fundamentals. What talent From beginning to end, here you have some of the most pleasurable storytelling of this — or any — year.

DARIN STRAUS, AUTHOR OF CHANG AND ENG

Synopsis:

Wearing a tight black skirt, roach- killer boots, and teased hair, Zosha runs with her junior high school’s fast crowd, circa 1960. For Zosha, life is about fitting in, stepping out, making it with the handsome Puerto Rican boy in the local movie theater. But for Zosha’s parents, life is about how they survived when everyone around them died during the Holocaust. Now their daughter--born in a German DP camp and raised in New York City--must find her own way to survive.

With unique emotional honesty, Sonia Pilcer illuminates Zosha’s journey through the terra incognita of life as a “2G”-- a Second Generation Holocaust survivor. Compelled to deal with her family’s past while grappling with the way forward, Zosha finds herself writing poetry about the Holocaust, falling in love with a former neo-Nazi, dreaming of Auschwitz, and being seduced by a kinky Holocaust scholar. Fiercely moving and somehow funny too, The Holocaust Kid captures what it means to be born in the shadows of death, and to live and love without forgetting.

Synopsis:

<P>Hilarious, sexy, and deeply tender, <I>Kissing in Manhattan</I> was one of the most celebrated debuts in recent years. Acclaimed author David Schickler's collection of linked stories follows a troupe of love-hungry urbanites through a charmed metropolis and into the Preemption — a mythic Manhattan apartment building. The Preemption sets the stage for a romantic fantasy as exuberant, dark, and dazzling as the city it occupies.</P> <P>Behind closed doors, the paths of an improbable cast of tenants — a seductive perfume heiress; a crabby, misunderstood actor; a preternaturally sharp-sighted priest — tangle and cross, while a perilous love triangle builds around three characters: James Branch, a shy young accountant with an unusual love for the Preemption's antique elevator, and a strange destiny; Patrick Rigg, a Wall Street lothario who soothes his pain by seducing beautiful women, carrying a gun, and attending the nightly sermons of a foreboding priest; and Rally McWilliams, a fetching, hopeful young writer who roams the city at night, searching for the soulmate she believes in but can't find.</P><P>Charged with joy and a deadly sense of humor, <I>Kissing in Manhattan</I> is a daring new writer's vision of a world where men and women, good and evil, love and sex, meet, battle, and embrace on every street corner. </P><HR><p>"Forget mere sex and the city... <I>Kissing in Manhattan</I> features die-hard romantic strivers in a surreal turn-of-the-millennium New York ruled by the spirit of improbable happy endings."<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<I>THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</I></P><P>"Schickler has a wild, out-of-left-field dramatic imagination that's really fresh. The way his characters take you, as well as one another, by surprise is terrific fun."<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<I>NEW YORK MAGAZINE</I><

About the Author

David Schickler is a graduate of the Columbia M.F.A. program. He lives in New York. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House and Zoetrope.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440333821
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Schickler, David
Author:
Sonia Pilcer
Author:
Pilcer, Sonia
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction-Literary
Subject:
Fiction-Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020827
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
176

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Product details 176 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780440333821 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Wearing a tight black skirt, roach- killer boots, and teased hair, Zosha runs with her junior high school’s fast crowd, circa 1960. For Zosha, life is about fitting in, stepping out, making it with the handsome Puerto Rican boy in the local movie theater. But for Zosha’s parents, life is about how they survived when everyone around them died during the Holocaust. Now their daughter--born in a German DP camp and raised in New York City--must find her own way to survive.

With unique emotional honesty, Sonia Pilcer illuminates Zosha’s journey through the terra incognita of life as a “2G”-- a Second Generation Holocaust survivor. Compelled to deal with her family’s past while grappling with the way forward, Zosha finds herself writing poetry about the Holocaust, falling in love with a former neo-Nazi, dreaming of Auschwitz, and being seduced by a kinky Holocaust scholar. Fiercely moving and somehow funny too, The Holocaust Kid captures what it means to be born in the shadows of death, and to live and love without forgetting.

"Synopsis" by , <P>Hilarious, sexy, and deeply tender, <I>Kissing in Manhattan</I> was one of the most celebrated debuts in recent years. Acclaimed author David Schickler's collection of linked stories follows a troupe of love-hungry urbanites through a charmed metropolis and into the Preemption — a mythic Manhattan apartment building. The Preemption sets the stage for a romantic fantasy as exuberant, dark, and dazzling as the city it occupies.</P> <P>Behind closed doors, the paths of an improbable cast of tenants — a seductive perfume heiress; a crabby, misunderstood actor; a preternaturally sharp-sighted priest — tangle and cross, while a perilous love triangle builds around three characters: James Branch, a shy young accountant with an unusual love for the Preemption's antique elevator, and a strange destiny; Patrick Rigg, a Wall Street lothario who soothes his pain by seducing beautiful women, carrying a gun, and attending the nightly sermons of a foreboding priest; and Rally McWilliams, a fetching, hopeful young writer who roams the city at night, searching for the soulmate she believes in but can't find.</P><P>Charged with joy and a deadly sense of humor, <I>Kissing in Manhattan</I> is a daring new writer's vision of a world where men and women, good and evil, love and sex, meet, battle, and embrace on every street corner. </P><HR><p>"Forget mere sex and the city... <I>Kissing in Manhattan</I> features die-hard romantic strivers in a surreal turn-of-the-millennium New York ruled by the spirit of improbable happy endings."<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<I>THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</I></P><P>"Schickler has a wild, out-of-left-field dramatic imagination that's really fresh. The way his characters take you, as well as one another, by surprise is terrific fun."<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<I>NEW YORK MAGAZINE</I><
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