Monday, November 24, 2008

LA Times reviews Eileen Pollack

Writing in yesterday's LA Times Heller McAlpin comments,

".... Eileen Pollack's story collection "In the Mouth" is at once boldly physical and darkly comic. In "The Bris," a man on his deathbed begs his son to arrange for his circumcision. (Turns out he'd been merely passing as an Orthodox Jew for seven decades, afraid of the procedure.) In "Beached in Boca," a retired dentist whose girlfriend has AIDS rails at his daughter, "The truth about getting old is that every single person you've ever loved dies." ("I'm still here," his daughter reminds him.)..."

One of the stories from the collection, "The Bris," was featured in Best American Short Stories 2007 , and Eileen was recently described as "an American talent" by Stephen King in the New York Times Book Review You can buy her critically-praised and much-loved collection of short stories and novellas, In the Mouth (Four Way Books, 2008), direct from Four Way at two-thirds of the retail price, 32% off.

Or, ask your local independent bookstore where their copies can be found!