When Roz Rosenzweig, a bright, brash and impulsive New York Jew, meets Edwin Anderson at a party in the 1970s she has trouble believing the earnest, soft-spoken Nebraskan is for real. The improbable courtship results in marriage, but when their daughter Miranda is born, Roz's love for her is so fierce and so focused that it risks crowding out everything else, even her husband.
The ties that bind Roz and her daughter threaten to strangle Miranda as she enters her teenager years, and yet their comedic chemistry is also a great attractor - drawing to them a wonderful, eccentric and constantly changing cast of characters who enter the Roz and Miranda-centered universe at their own risk, with both unhappy and hilarious results.
Fabulously accomplished, beautifully judged, funny, warm and wry, Thisbe Nissen's is a novel to delight in.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2002
- 128 x 194mm