Synopses & Reviews
With a sure and humorous touch, Grace Paley explores the "little disturbances" that lie behind our everyday lives. Whether writing about sexy little girls, loving and bickering couples, angry suburbanites, frustrated job-seekers, or Jewish children performing a Christmas play, she captures the loneliness, poignancy, and humor of human experience with matchless style.
Whether writing about relationships, sexy little girls, loving and bickering couples, angry suburbanites, frustrated job-seekers, or Jewish children performing a Christmas play, Grace Paley captures the loneliness, poignancy, and humor of the human experience with matchless style in this book of short stories.
"Fresh and vigorous...Mrs. Paley s view of life is her own."--The New Yorker
"The glad tidings from this reviewer s corner are of the appearance of a writer] possessed of an all-too-infrequent literary virtue--the comic vision."--The New York Times"
Table of Contents
Goodbye and good luck -- A woman, young and old -- The pale pink roast -- The loudest voice -- The contest -- An interest in life -- An irrevocable diameter -- Two short sad stories from a long and happy life: The used-boy raisers. A subject of childhood -- In time which made a monkey of us all -- The floating truth.