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Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories

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by Deborah Eisenberg
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Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories by Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg is nearly unmatched in her mastery of the short-story form. Now, in her newest collection, she demonstrates once again her virtuosic abilities in precisely distilled, perfectly shaped studies of human connection and disconnection. From a group of friends whose luck in acquiring a luxurious Manhattan sublet turns to disaster as their balcony becomes a front-row seat to the catastrophe of 9/11; to the Roman holiday of a schoolteacher running away from the news of her ex-husband's life-threatening illness, and her unlikely guide, a titled art scout in desperate revolt against his circumstances and aging; to the too painful love of a brother for his schizophrenic sister, whose tragic life embitters him to the very idea of family, Eisenberg evokes "intense, abundant human lives" in which "everything that happens is out there waiting for you to come to it."

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Ebook Details
Pages: 240
Size: 210 KB
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date published:   2007
ISBN: 9780374707750 (DRM-EPUB)

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