"Set in the McCarthy era, Schulman's seventh novel is a study of justice, loyalty and selling out--a scenario of how national politics and gender bias can blight a generation's talents and livelihoods. Three distinctive narrators provide a prismatic view of New York in the late 1940s and '50s: Sylvia Golubowsky, an aspiring reporter waiting for her big break; Austin Van Cleeve, a gossip columnist who wields a wicked pen; and Cal Byfield, a cook who is determined to create a Negro theater on Broadway.


More than a study of interlinked lives, the novel is a diligent, atmospherically detailed slice of social and cultural history. Schulman adroitly evokes the time when Whittaker Chambers, Miles Davis and Willy Loman were household names, when the Rosenbergs were electrocuted, blacklisting was a national shame and the man always got the job." -- Publishers Weekly

Shimmer by Sarah Schulman (used)

  • Avon Books 1998

    Used hardcover in very good condition

    273 pages

1 N. Lombardy St.

Richmond, VA 23220



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