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Babe in Paradise

Silver, Marisa

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ISBN 10: 0393020037 / ISBN 13: 9780393020038
Published by Norton, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition (first printing). The first book by the author of NO DIRECTION HOME, an interlinked story collection. Fine/Fine. Signed by Silver on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 4319

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Title: Babe in Paradise

Publisher: Norton

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Set in contemporary Los Angeles, this mature debut shines an unexpected light on this most duplicitous of cities. Although all the characters in Babe in Paradise live in Los Angeles, none of them partake of the glamour and success that mark the city. Marisa Silver's charactersa community-college teacher, an equipment-rental store manager, a limousine driver, and a struggling actress among themlive on the periphery of the city's allure. Babe of the title story must confront the complete dissolution of her past when a fire threatens to engulf the hillside house she and her mother share. A car-jacking forces the young husband and wife of "What I Saw from Where I Stood" to confront the loss of a child and the way in which this loss has reshaped their marriage. The unforgettable characters in Babe in Paradise dwell in the Los Angeles of seismic geological change, of racial unease, of parched desert landscapes littered with the detritus of urban ambition. Silver has a genius for making us care deeply about her characters, their everyday desperations and hard-won hopes.

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Marisa Silver made her fictional debut in The New Yorker. She has previously worked as a feature film director and lives in Los Angeles.

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