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Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories

Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories
Author: Deborah Eisenberg
ISBN 13: 9780312425937
ISBN 10: 312425937
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2007-01-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 225
List Price: $16.00

Deborah Eisenberg is nearly unmatched in her mastery of the short-story form. Now, in her newest collection, she demonstrates once again her virtuosic abilities in precisely distilled, perfectly shaped studies of human connection and disconnection. From a group of friends whose luck in acquiring a luxurious Manhattan sublet turns to disaster as their balcony becomes a front-row seat to the catastrophe of 9/11, to the too painful love of a brother for his schizophrenic sister, Eisenberg brilliantly "illustrates the lives of people rubbed raw by what the fates have sent them" (Vanity Fair).

The Washington Post - Lisa Zeidner

Eisenberg's seventh collection of stories, Twilight of the Superheroes, confirms her talent for fiction that, like Chekhov's, insinuates you right into the characters' gnarled hearts, by methods so subtle and slippery that you're not sure where you are or how you got there.