Book Reviews of Out of the Girls' Room and Into the Night : Stories

Out of the Girls' Room and Into the Night : Stories
Out of the Girls' Room and Into the Night Stories
Author: Thisbe Nissen
ISBN-13: 9780385720533
ISBN-10: 038572053X
Publication Date: 10/17/2000
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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this was thought provoking in a good way
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Nice collection of short stories, they really grab you and keep you interested.
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I really liked these stories a lot. They touched on the beauty and the ugliness of life in a very real way, without being too sunny or too dark. It was a nice balance. I could relate to many of the stories as I "came of age" in the 80's and 90's myself, like many of the characters here. Roughly a third of these stories involved lesbian relationships, which was completely fine by me but may be of note to some prospective readers. Thisbe Nissen is a writer I will follow after enjoying these stories!
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BACK OF BOOK:
In Thisbe Nissen's award-winning debut story collection, characters teeter on the verge of love, of life, of onciming 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 job, 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 husbands 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, and 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.