Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories by Deborah Eisenberg
Reviewed by Mona Simpson
The Atlantic Monthly
"Unlike the book-every-other-year writers whose minds we seem to know in each elaborate fold and crease, and to whom we can almost feel we have a subscription, there are those ? like Deborah Eisenberg, whose short stories used to appear from time to time in the New Yorker ? who publish only rarely and whose books we wait for. Eisenberg's fourth book of new work, Twilight of the Superheroes, seems to have been the longest in the making (nine years have passed since the publication of All Around Atlantis). The six stories here feel especially new, perhaps because they didn't appear in large-circulation magazines..." Read the entire The Atlantic Monthly Review.