Funny, tough, and heartbreaking--often all at once--Mimi Lipsonas debut collection is a grand tour of bars, diners, bus stations, dog parks, hardcore clubs, vacant lots, and other places that draw people whose inner lives are richer than their wallets. Lipsonas alter ego, the sharp-tongued and sharp-eyed Kitty, appears in a variety of guises: as a seven-year-old on a Florida vacation scammed by her roguish father, as a college student who receives a stunningly crucial education outside the classroom, as a passenger whose life changes on a cross-country bus. After meeting her parents, her brother, her friends and co-workers, we are introduced to Isaac, the sui generis manchild who becomes both her lover and her charge, a human roller-coaster who swings her between delight, exasperation, and mortal peril. Like a dinner composed of appetizers, Lipsonas book is very nearly a novel, in mosaic form, without all the boring parts. Her wit is as sharp as a serpentas tooth, her sentences as percussively satisfying as billiard balls clicking into the pocket.aAdlana#39;s college essay. He wants a mana#39;s opinion.a Shehanded itupto ... One morething you mightlike to knowaboutme istheperson I most admire. This Person is my father, Mr. Axmet Gulnaev, age45. He is a strong Patriarch of our family, whenanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Cloud of Unknowing|
|Publisher||:||Verse Chorus Press - 2014-05-13|