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Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

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Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, Grace Paley. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1974. 

Vintage softcover. Some Wear to cover; slight curl to corners. Some light scratches. Some wear to spine. No markings inside. Good condition. 

Short stories. 

"There’s a case to be made that Grace Paley was first and foremost an antinuclear, antiwar, antiracist feminist activist who managed, in her spare time, to become one of the truly original voices of American fiction in the later twentieth century... the remarkable fact is that her fiction, peopled by the politically minded, doesn’t do the things that politically infused writing typically does. It doesn’t preach; it doesn’t demonize or lionize; it doesn’t nobly set out to illustrate a set of beliefs or ideals. Indeed, it often undercuts them with sly self-awareness...Paley’s unwavering trust in the power of the collective was essential for her activism, as her clear-eyed affection for the foibles and fallibility of the individual was essential for her art, and it is a delight to encounter both Paleys in a single volume, where they can usefully converse with each other across genres.” (Alexandra Schwartz, New Yorker, 2017).