Phyllis Raphael

They Got What They Wanted

Phyllis Raphael describes the disintegration of a New York marriage fortified with all the chic labels of the past decade... This is a new novel cum textbook, like Joan Didion's Play It As It Lays, which appears to be the contemporary woman novelist's forte, describing the feminine growing and killing pains associated with a marriage break up. An excellent new novel... Brilliant.
--Susan Braudy, The Village Voice

Selected Works

Savvy... Vibrant... An elegant memoir of a swinging time.
--Kirkus Reviews
Surprising...fluent...Goes at 90 miles an hour. ...
--The New York Times
Stories and Essays
...desperate urban comedy, grounded in that fiery furnace, the human heart...
--Seymour Krim

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