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Babe in Paradise: Fiction
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Babe in Paradise: Fiction by Marisa Silver

ALTHOUGH ALL THE characters in Babe in Paradise live in Los Angeles, none of them partake of the glamour & success that mark the city. Marisa Silvers characters--a community-college teacher, an equipment-rental store manager, a limousine driver, & a failed voice-over actor among them--live on the periphery of the citys allure. Babe of the title story must confront the complete dissolution of her past when a fire threatens to engulf the hillside house she & her mother share. A car-jacking forces the young husband & wife of What I Saw from Where I Stood to confront the loss of a child & 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 & hard-won hopes.

Author: Marisa Silver

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 233

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publication Date: 2001-07-01

Our Price: $7.04

ISBN: 0393020037

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