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Kissing in Manhattan

Kissing in Manhattan by David Schickler
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Aug 27, 2002 | 288 Pages
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Praise

“Forget mere sex and the city… Kissing in Manhattan features die-hard romantic strivers in a surreal turn-of-the-millennium New York ruled by the spirit of improbable happy endings.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Schickler has a wild, out-of-left-field dramatic imagination that’s really fresh. The way his characters take you, as well as one another, by surprise is terrific fun.”
New York magazine

“Like figures in a strange, spiky, urban frieze, the characters of Schickler’s striking debut novel-in-stories pose, strut and cross paths in a darkly romantic, surreal Manhattan. … Schickler is a fabulist for the 21st century, a skewed Scheherazade.”
Publishers Weekly

“One of the most charming and memorable debuts this year is Kissing in Manhattan…. Tenderness and darkness are around every corner … There are Gothic overtones, bits of magical realism, moments of true eroticism with hints of danger…. This tender, lovely book and these love-starved and hopeful individuals linger like a reader’s dream.”
The New Orleans Times-Picayune

“With these wonderfully haunting, strange, and hilarious stories, David Schickler has established himself as a major new voice in American fiction.”
— Ron Hansen, author of Mariette in Ecstasy and Hitler’s Niece

“Schickler’s playfully alive voice is uniquely his own — sprightly, exact, Herculean in all the fundamentals. What talent! From beginning to end, here you have some of the most pleasurable storytelling of this — or any — year.”
— Darin Straus, author of Chang and Eng


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