This collection has the virtue of being just edited by her. It's a pretty fun collection, as a result.
The only other writer who provokes in me the same desire to shake her and yell "Snap out of it, already!" is the terminally wan Anita Brookner, with her infinite collection of pale, miserable, self-absorbed heroines who severely need to get a grip and get on with life. Just sayin'.
OK: Mary Gordon, she does write well. I have to give her that. But exasperatingly.
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