Picks and Pans Review: Days

UPDATED 07/23/1979 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/23/1979 at 01:00 AM EDT

by Mary Robison

Robison, a high school dropout who later got a master's in fine arts, is to be encouraged for her sparse, haute couture language from which all frills and excess fabric have been trimmed. This first collection of short stories is centered mostly on quiet family scenes and is full of such images as a precariously perched Kleenex box on a dashboard, a zebra-striped headband on a beehive, a puddle of gin splashed on a tabletop. Sometimes the still-life portraits are just too still, and the scenes which already have a déjà vu quality drag into déjà vu revisited. Nevertheless, there is the promise in these 180 pages of a writer to be reckoned with. (Knopf, $8.95)

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