Introduced by George Saunders, the collection will gain a new generation of readers for the wonderful writer and relentless agitator for progressive causes.
I liked Paley's political essays and reminisces of protests - the diminutive Paley was frequently arrested by burly cops - but loved her short stories, some of the best of the 1960s-1990s. She wrote in a distinctive, New York voice, that of intelligent women, frequently mothers spending much of their days in city parks, talking to each other. Her characters were alert for the sudden appearance of romance, a change in fortune: my favorite collection was titled "Enormous Changes at the Last Minute."
Paley, who died 10 years ago, undoubtedly would be out in the streets protesting the Trump administration and its disastrous policies. She spent a lot of energy protesting for a variety of causes, especially in her later years, taking away from her stories and poems. Those live with brilliance of language that make her an American original.