THE EDGE OF MARRIAGE
The Edge of Marriage
University of Georgia Press, 1999
Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for ShortFiction
In nine stories of choice, discovery, and change, the characters in this extraordinary debut collection ride the wavering line between commitment and promise. In language that is eloquent and moving, Kaplan’s stories speak to the mystery and pleasure of friendship, love, and marriage. This startling and powerful collection is illuminated by keen insight and hope.
Acclaim for The Edge of Marriage
“Reading these stories is like watching a window shatter in silence—we become mesmerized by the stark beauty of disintegration”.
“These stories, full of sensory detail and blunt physical description, are spiked with revelations, small and large.”
“Potent short stories….Kaplan writes convincingly and touchingly from a man’s point of view, but her women are stunning.”
“Compelling, emotionally intense stories….Each of Kaplan’s stories has captivating twists and turns and hard-hitting characterizations.”
“Kaplan’s tone is clean and cool….Graceful, accomplised prose.”
“The surprises in Kaplan’s collection are continual, from minor moments that make us gasp to grander relizations that suddenly feel as natural as if we had arrived at them on our own.”