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Out of the Girls' Room and Into the Night

Out of the Girls' Room and Into the Night

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Written by Thisbe NissenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Thisbe Nissen

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: October 17, 2000
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-72053-3 (0-385-72053-X)
about this book

In Thisbe Nissen's award-winning debut story collection, characters teeter on the verge of love, of life, of oncoming cataclysms after which Things Will Never Be the Same. Against the varied backdrops of Grateful Dead shows, anniversary parties, sickrooms, and bright Manhattan vestibules, Nissen traces the joy, terror, and electric surprise that flash between people as they suddenly connect. A fifteen-year-old girl whose mother is slowly dying finds solace in the bed of her best friend's older brother. A wife remembers the early romance in her marriage as she watches her husband's hand, shaky with Parkinson's, lift a bite of food to his mouth. Longtime friends are jolted by their unforeseen attraction to each other; new lovers feel their way by instinct in vans, on futons, an during risky, late-night conversation. Knowing, often hilarious, and always pitch-perfect, Nissen's tales hang inside those moments when the heart is acting and the head is watching, hopeful that the heart is doing the right thing.

"[An] awe-inspiring collection of stories. Nissen's characters are young and yearning, and they come together in lovely and unexpected ways." —The Austin Chronicle

"These are requiems for youth. . . . Nissen has a rare, poetic way with the short-story form." —The Hartford Courant