"Every woman gets a call like this sooner or later. The phone rings, a man says: 'This is a voice from your past.'" The opening of the compelling title story of Merrill Joan Gerber's collection sets the tone for each of the thirteen remarkable pieces therein, two of them previously unpublished. Set mostly in Southern Californiain seemingly peaceful, suburban householdsGerber's stories expose the raw, sometimes murderous impulses normally hidden b...
By Merrill Joan Gerber
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Ontario Review Pr; 1 edition (January 30, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 5857578
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January 17, 2005BOOK REVIEWSome shrewd but subtle observations about familyThis Is a Voice From Your Past: New and Selected Stories; Merrill Joan Gerber; Ontario Review Press: 220 pp., $23.95By Merle Rubin, Special to The TimesIf, as critic A. Alvare