In Case We're Separated : Connected Stories
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."
- Paperback | 226 pages
- 134.6 x 198.1 x 20.3mm | 158.76g
- 01 Dec 2006
- HARPER PERENNIAL
- Illustrations, black and white
"Devastating.... Mattison's stories have an arresting focus and navigate the cliches of Jewish-American fiction firmly and knowingly."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)