Twilight of the Superheroes by Deborah Eisenberg
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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 Roman holiday of a schoolteacher running away from the news of her ex-husband's life-threatening illness, and her unlikely guide, a titled art scout in desperate revolt against his circumstances and aging; to the too painful love of a brother for his schizophrenic sister, whose tragic life embitters him to the very idea of family, Eisenberg evokes "intense, abundant human lives" in which "everything that happens is out there waiting for you to come to it."
 

About Deborah Eisenberg

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Deborah Eisenbergis the author of four collections of stories. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has taught at the University of Virginia since 1994, where she is currently a professor of creative writing.
 
Published January 23, 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 244 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Complex relationships and troubling histories are skillfully telescoped in Eisenberg's new collection of six urbane, probing stories.

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Deborah Eisenberg's short stories leave out just enough information to keep you guessing.

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In Deborah Eisenberg's masterly new story collection, unforeseen developments reveal the precariousness of daily life.

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