Norma Fox Mazer | Critical Essay by Ethel R. Twichell

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A single neighborhood is apparently the setting for [Summer Girls, Love Boys and Other Short Stories, a collection of] nine short stories that are otherwise unrelated and are uneven in quality. Among the best of them is "How I Run Away and Make My Mother Toe the Line," in which a young girl—big, mouthy, and prickly about her rights—runs away from her weary, bossy mother, only to realize on her return a grudging respect and love for Mom. In the story the author has successfully used the rhythms and cadences of street talk to reveal character and plot. Another good tale, "Down Here on Greene Street," again shows the author using specific speech patterns and details of food, dress, and furniture with a sure hand, as a middle-aged widow reaches a decision to remain...

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