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Alone With You

Stories

By Marisa Silver

Alone With You
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  • Hardcover: Apr 2010,
    164 pages.
    Paperback: Apr 2011,
    176 pages.

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An elegantly wrought collect of short stories from the author of 'The God of War'

Alone With you, Marisa Silver's new collection of short stories is a jewel.  Actually a cache of many gems, each one complete and powerful in both the feelings that they evoke and the eloquent way in which they unfold.

A good short story must pack a wallop in order to leave us with an emotional response that lingers in our thoughts after we've finished it. It needs to have characters we care about, not necessarily like, but have a vested interest in. Often times, this is achieved by placing unconventional protagonists in situations that are so extreme, so above and beyond what most of us deal with in our day-to-day lives, that while we marvel at their foibles, their shortcomings or their eccentricities, we sit safely in a position of removed voyeur.

Marisa Silver's stories do not allow us such luxury.  For this collection of tales is about ordinary, ...

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