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Silver’s vision cumulatively amounts to a dark, desperate down-and-out world, a Los Angeles of her own making, where the elusive instances of human connection are all too rare, and therefore all the more luminous.

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Magnificent…(Silver’s) writing stings, but the pain is good.

[/et_pb_testimonial][et_pb_testimonial author=”Margot Livesey” company_name=”author of The Living World” url_new_window=”off” quote_icon=”on” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”#f5f5f5″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” border_radii_portrait=”on|90px|90px|90px|90px”]

How well Marisa Silver writes about her n’er-do-well characters, and how cunningly she invents their lives in these glittering stories. Babe in Paradise is a passionate and memorable debut.

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Energetic, inventive, and intensely dramatic, these fine stories illuminate unexpectedly dark corners of the American dream.

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A very impressive debut from a writer of striking talent.

[/et_pb_testimonial][et_pb_testimonial author=”Antonya Nelson” company_name=”author of Nobody’s Girl” url_new_window=”off” quote_icon=”on” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”#f5f5f5″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]

I loved reading Babe in Paradise. Marisa Silver’s talents are wide-ranging, and her authority considerable. L.A. needed someone to reveal its complex, beautiful underpinnings. Here she is.

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…a writer with a keen eye for alienation, and an ability to pinpoint the surprising ways that even the most disaffected among us are brought together.

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When it comes to the small moments – the frustrations and regrets of daily living – Silver’s work is powerful and heartfelt, and nowhere more than in the relationships she depicts between parents and children, which she traces with savage grace.

[/et_pb_testimonial][et_pb_testimonial author=”Janelle Brown” company_name=”The Wall Street Journal: Five Great Novels About California” url=”http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/07/10/the-five-best-novels-about-california/” url_new_window=”on” quote_icon=”on” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”#f5f5f5″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”]

Silver’s beautiful collection of jewel-like stories illuminates people living less-than-glamorous lives in Los Angeles

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