In Case We're Separated : Connected Stories
Alice MattisonISBN: 0066213770;
Book Description A broken kitchen appliance leads Bobbie Kaplowitz -- a single mother of a six-year-old son -- to a new understanding of love and life in the title story of In Case We're Separated , Alice Mattison 's family chronicle of interrelated stories. Spanning the twentieth century, In Case We're Separated looks at a family of Jewish immigrants in the 1920s and 1930s, and follows their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as they all lead urban, emotionally turbulent lives against the backdrop of political assassinations, the Vietnam War, and the AIDS epidemic. The title story, which appeared in Best American Short Stories 2002 , begins with Bobbie in 1954 Brooklyn. Subsequent stories deal with Bobbie's son, Bradley, a gay man living outside Boston with his partner and playing detective after a cousin's girlfriend is assaulted at knifepoint. Other stories concern two sisters: one is an editor, always trying to figure...
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