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Book Title: Till the Fat Lady Sings|
The author of the book: Alisa Kwitney
Date of issue: September 1st 1993
ISBN 13: 9780060190217
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Manya Miriam Mittelman has an uneasy relationship with her flesh, of which there is a bit too much by the standards of Columbia University circa 1992. "If only the flesh weren't so closely connected with the spirit!" Manya reflects. "The spirit has such wonderful moments of illumination, and all the flesh ever does is intrude and say, 'We're hungry now. We have to pee now. We're horny now.'" Till the Fat Lady Sings traces the intertwined fortunes of plump, thoughtful Manya and her circle of acquaintances at Columbia, all of whom are grappling in one way or another with the unbearable weight of being in the 1990s: Manya's flamboyant fellow students, punk-neurasthenic Ophelia (nee Jane Saunders) and angst-ridden Arthur, organizers of the mysterious Doomsday Coalition; Feminism 101 professor Emilia Larsdatter (nee Emily Larson), who has broken up with the tempestuous poet Saul, though "in point of fact their relationship was not exactly over. Like malaria, it recurred from time to time in uncontrollable fits"; Boris, womanizing Russian emigre owner of Zaftigue, the boutique where Manya works on weekends; and Vanessa, who "was having a great deal of difficulty getting over Boris. Perhaps it was her job; she was an editor at LoveLorn romances, for their Regency line of novels. All day long Vanessa read about eighteen-year-olds whose impish flouting of convention ('I shall not perform my needlepoint, Mama!') led them straight into the arms of dashing rakes ('You have heard rumors, Minerva, of my way with the fair sex...')." Wickedly funny, worldly wise, Alisa Kwitney displays extraordinary sureness and emotional wisdom in her first novel. She's a contender.
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Read information about the authorI'm the author of YA, graphic novels and novels for adults who still feel young, at least most of the time.
My latest books are Cadaver & Queen from Harlequin Teen, a Feminist Frankenstein meets Grey's Anatomy tale, and Mystik U from DC Comics, which features Zatanna and other magical characters in their first year at college.
My first novel, Till the Fat Lady Sings, is also about college and romance and eating disorders. (It was my thesis at Columbia University's MFA Program, where I felt like an outlier for liking comic books and romance as much as literature.) I was an editor at Vertigo, the mature/dark fantasy branch of DC Comics, before going freelance. (I've also written two hormonal werewolf books as Alisa Sheckley.)
I live in an old house in Rhinebeck, NY with my husband, my cat, and the occasional visiting skunk.
aka Alisa Sheckley
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