Synopses & Reviews
A collection of nine short stories by the author of Seven Types of Ambiguity explores the complex worlds of such protagonists as lovers, poets, lawyers, immigrants, students, and murderers, in a volume that follows such themes as betrayal and lost opportunities. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The stories in this collection explore the complex worlds of lovers, poets, lawyers, immigrants, students, and murderers. They tell of corporate betrayals and lost opportunities, and of the obsessions, hopes, fears, and vagaries of desire.
About the Author
Impressive...carefully imagined, entirely believable...[Perlman] manages to pack whole lives into few paragraphs. (New York Times Book Review)Invigorating stories...enlivened by Perlman's intelligence, verbal energy, and mischievous wit. (Entertainment Weekly)By turns hilarious and heartbreaking...Stunning...Brilliant. (Newsday)Perlman writes fiction with muscle. (People)