Alone with You (Simon & Schuster)
The acclaimed author of The God of War will be here to read from her new short story collection, Alone with You.
Marisa Silver made her fiction debut in The New Yorker when she appeared in the inaugural “Debut Fiction” issue. Her collection of stories, Babes in Paradise, was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of the novels No Direction Home and The God of War, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the fiction category. She is the winner of the O. Henry Prize, and her work has been included in The Best American Short Stories as well as other anthologies. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.
Photo of Marisa Silver by Bader Howar.
Like Joan Didion, Marisa Silver finds metaphors for disconnection in Los Angeles's arid sprawl ("The New York Times Book Review"), and in "The God of War," Silver sets in the California desert an indelible novel of the end of childhood.
Inhabiting the uncomfortable space between loss and self-discovery, this debut novel tells of missing fathers and the women and children they leave behind. The lives of three families converge in Los Angeles where the very needs and desires that have torn them apart allow them a measure of hope together.