In Case We're Separated: Connected Stories

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Harper Collins, Nov 21, 2006 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Spanning the length and breadth of the twentieth century, Alice Mattison's masterful In Case We're Separated looks at a family of Jewish immigrants in the 1920s and 1930s and follows the urban, emotionally turbulent lives of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren against a backdrop of political assassination, the Vietnam War, and the AIDS epidemic. Beginning with the title story, which introduces Bobbie Kaplowitz—a single mother in 1954 Brooklyn whose lover is married and whose understanding of life is changed by a broken kitchen appliance—Mattison displays her unparalleled gift for storytelling and for creating rich, multidimensional characters, a gift that has led the Los Angeles Times to praise her as "a writer's writer."


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interlinked stories! a double sestina! what else could you possibly crave? a poet's dream, especially one trying her damnedest to write some short stories... Read full review


In Case Were Separated
Not Yet Not Yet
Am Not Your Mother
In the Dark Who Pats the Air
Brooklyn Sestina
Ms Insight
Pastries at the Bus Stop
The Odds It Would Be You

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About the author (2006)

Alice Mattison is the award-winning author of four story collections and five novels, including Nothing Is Quite Forgotten in Brooklyn. She teaches fiction in the graduate writing program at Bennington College in Vermont and lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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