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Vito Loves Geraldine

Eidus, Janice

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ISBN 10: 087286247X / ISBN 13: 9780872862470
Edité par City Lights, 1990
Etat : Fine Couverture souple
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First Edition (first printing). A story collection by the author of THE CELIBACY CLUB. Fine in pictorial wraps as issued. Signed and Inscribed by Eidus on the title page, as follows: "For Dusty Sklar, Whose support through the years means a great deal to me, with gratitude & the very best wishes, Janice Eidus.". N° de réf. du libraire 16694

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Titre : Vito Loves Geraldine

Éditeur : City Lights

Date d'édition : 1990

Reliure : Soft Cover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Synopsis :

In these eighteen stories Janice Eidus, with comic and tender irony, casts a sharp eye upon contemporary myths of romance, rebellion, and self-discovery.

"Janice Eidus . . . possesses a fierce imagination . . . inventive and darkly amusing." —New York Times Book Review

"Janice Eidus is a sprightly Chaucerian observer not averse to thinking. When she goes in deep and rides the treadmill of the psyche with her people, she makes marginality poignant and nervousness a gift. She is to be praised." —Paul West, Rat Man of Paris

"Eidus sometimes revels profitlessly in the weird, but she can also take a bizarre situation and make it wholly human and touching, as in ""Robin's Nest,"" about a girl growing up with a mute, birdlike mother. In the triumphant title story, a teased-hair tough girl from the Bronx grows into middle age while waiting for her doo-wop singing lover to come back for her; long after the reader knows she is deluded, he does. Some stories are just right . . . but all are distinguished by irony, intelligence, and unexpected moments of tenderness. —Kirkus Reviews

"Chances are you'll fall in love with narrator Geraldine Rizzoli, just the way skinny doo-wop star Vito Venecio did when they were in high school in the Bronx in the 1950s . . ." —Nancy Pete, Orlando Sentinel

Janice Eidus, winner of two O. Henry Prizes, is the author of novels Faithful Rebecca and Urban Bliss (City Lights), and the short story collections Vito Loves Geraldine, and The Celibacy Club, both also published by City Lights Publishers. She lives in New York City.


From Publishers Weekly:

Spoofing generic notions of romance and family, Eidus's ( Faithful Rebecca ) authoritative short fiction is marked by a sly marriage of fantasy and reality. Readers are most effectively lured into the author's special twilight zones by those stories told in the first person. Her high school sweetheart cuts a hit record and splits for the West Coast, and the sanguine heroine of the O. Henry-winning title story waits patiently for his return. Years pass, and Geraldine still teases her hair and dresses up in her old prom dress to dance and sing in front of the mirror, stuck firmly in the '50s, when she was the most popular girl in her Bronx crowd. The honeymoon is over when his sweet, mousey wife, a word processor, becomes a performance artist, but the staid narrator of "Vanna" learns he can keep the marriage afloat by lusting after her dominatrix alter ego. "The Country in Maura" features an academic whose subject of research is a Dolly Parton clone. Some tales are fragments (a clogged toilet that needs to be snaked catapults Eve into leaving Adam in "A Comb and a Snake") or invent less convincing voices, such as "Safe," which tracks a couple's private thoughts about sleeping together in the age of AIDS.
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