Leigh Stein

Fresh out of college, with no job materializing for her drama degree, Esther
Kohler moves back to her parents’ home in the suburbs, where she is forced to take a job
babysitting for a young couple whose second child recently died. Esther soon finds
herself playing many roles within the troubled family and facing some untidy truths
about adult life. Like Lorrie Moore for the Facebook generation or Miranda July’s smart
aleck kid sister, Leigh Stein shifts effortlessly between pop-culture comedy, dead-on
dialogue, and wry psychological insight in her dazzlingly funny and heartbreaking debut

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Friday, January 13, 2012 - 7:30pm
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ISBN: 9781612190426
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Melville House - January 3rd, 2012

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