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Night of Music

Night of Music

by Marjorie Sandor, Sandor
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sandor's first collection of short fiction reveals how people at various stages of life seek to understand often ambiguous or inexplicable events that become crucial milestones in their existence. In the poignant, delicate ``Victrola,'' a child observes the accommodation her husbandless, Mexican mother makes for a new, perhaps better, life. The title story features a nine-year-old girl watching her parents and her uncle in a drama of costumes and music she will not understand until much later. In ``The Gittel,'' a Jewish woman's innocent dream of returning to her childhood home in Berlin is shattered by an ominous challenge to her passport. The stories are rich in pathos and joy, skillful in technique and, in the current mode, inconclusive. (Oct.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Told by daughter, granddaughter, or niece, these stories are yearning, youthful, observant, embellished by time and imagination and polished to a fine, dark gleam. ``The Gittel'' is a Jewish family tale about a grandmother who is a doomed dreamer, ``an innocent whose confused imagination cannot keep up with the civilized world''--the world, as it turns out, of Nazi Germany. By contrast, the wily Mexican woman in ``Victrola'' pursues her dream to escape joyfully through seduction and survival. ``Still Life'' and the enchanting title piece are romantic family stories about dreamers whose lives are mysterious or free, particularly to the younger generation. Sandor has achieved some success as a story writer, having had works published in The Best American Stories of 1988 and The Pushcart Prize XII. -- Mary Soete, San Diego P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880012362
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

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