Black Swans: Stories


SKU: 9781640090507 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Product ID: 227799


“Babitz’s talent for the brilliant line, honed to a point, never interferes with her feel for languid pleasures.” —The New York Times Book Review

A new reissue of Babitz’s collection of nine stories that look back on the 1980s and early 1990s–decades of dreams, drink, and glimpses of a changing world. Black Swans further celebrates the phenomenon of Eve Babitz, cementing her reputation as the voice of a generation.

With an introduction by Stephanie Danler, bestselling author of Sweetbitter.

“On the page, Babitz is pure pleasure–a perpetual-motion machine of no-stakes elation and champagne fizz.” —The New Yorker

” A] true original.” —The Boston Globe

“She’s a natural. Or gives every appearance of being one, her writing elevated yet slangy, bright, bouncy, cheerfully hedonistic–L.A. in it purest, most idealized form.” —Vanity Fair

“Babitz’s writing is also like the jacaranda tree in glorious bloom–bewitching an entire city, but all too brief.” —Los Angeles Review of Books

ISBN: 9781640090507
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Pub Date: 04/2018
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.80d

Additional information

Weight 0.55 lbs
Dimensions 8.20 × 5.50 × 0.80 in