Deborah Eisenberg's short story "Twilight of the Superheroes" is a fragmented narrative account of two generational responses to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Years after the catastrophe, Nathaniel and his uncle, Lucien, are still living in the city. Despite their efforts to forget the event, they remained haunted by it. Though in vastly different phases of life, both Nathaniel and Lucien's realities are defined by voluntary escapism or apathy. This complex cultural commentary explores themes including erasure and detachment.
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The characters in Deborah Eisenberg's stories are often lost. Whether they travel through a foreign country or their own equally alien, familiar worlds, they are on quests of discovery. Throughout her...