In Case We're Separated

In Case We're Separated : Connected Stories

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 134.6 x 198.1 x 20.3mm | 158.76g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060937890
  • 9780060937898
  • 2,160,955

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"Devastating.... Mattison's stories have an arresting focus and navigate the cliches of Jewish-American fiction firmly and knowingly."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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244 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 22% (54)
4 33% (81)
3 29% (70)
2 14% (34)
1 2% (5)
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