Speed-Walk and Other Stories (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize) (Paperback)

By Suzanne Greenberg

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822962472, 184pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2003

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About the Author

Suzanne Greenberg is the coauthor of Everyday Creative Writing: Panning for Gold in the Kitchen Sink. Her fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in numerous publications including Mississippi Review,the Washington Post Magazine, and West Branch. She is an associate professor of English at California State University, Long Beach.


Praise For Speed-Walk and Other Stories (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize)

“The emotions in question here have to do with an almost primal sense of disappointment, the conviction that life is not going to yield up much in terms of love, comfort, or emotional connection. . . . Such discoveries and painful buoyancies are what keep Greenberg’s characters alive, and they, along with her expert craftsmanship, keep the reading experience fresh. . . . The remarkable and heartening debut of a major new voice in [fiction].”

—Orange County Weekly



“A brilliantly meandering literary landscape populated by characters grappling with a sudden sense of disassociation with things as intimate as their homes, spouses, and children. . . . [Greenberg's] dialogue also displays a deliciously wry wit.”

Pasadena Star News



“Poignant and yet occasionally comical. . . . [Greenberg’s] stories are a juxtaposition of the melancholy and the mundane, with a little of the absurd thrown in.”

—ForeWord Magazine