"Mary Robison's short stories are short, subtle, and substantial . . . Her ironic sense of detail bursts from every sentence." ––Vogue
An Amateur's Guide to the Night stands as a perfect example of Mary Robison's beloved narrative style: purposeful, clipped, and devastating in its restraint. Reflecting on the life of disaffected youth, these stories speculate on how they often manage to remain deferent towards the rest of society—and document how spectacularly they often fail.
"These thirteen stories are glimpses from a moving train into lit parlors, dinettes, bedrooms and dens . . . Think of Robison as the engineer, blowing the whistle, calling the stops and starts; invisible when you want to ask her why we're stalled here in the middle of nowhere, between stations, jobs, relationships and decisions." —Los Angeles Times
by Mary Robison
by Mary Shelley
by Mary Mapes Dodge
by Mary Castillo, Berta Platas, Sofia Quintero, Lynda Sandoval
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