Books by Debra Jo Immergut

THE CAPTIVES by Debra Jo Immergut
Released: June 5, 2018

"Immergut (Private Property, 1992) has spun an interesting tale with fully realized characters whose ups and downs are compelling, even if sometimes confusing."
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Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Immergut, even at her most successful, illuminates landscapes that have been seen already: her situations and characters tend to be more heartfelt than moving."
A debut collection of ten stories, mostly about women who are lonely or bereft (though the best is about a man who hits his wife): first-person narratives that too often pull their punches and too much resemble, in mood or tone, other pieces by more accomplished writers (Bobbie Ann Mason, Alice Munro, et al.). ``Tension,'' told from the point of view of a husband who one day loses control and pops his wife, is good on male midlife violence crisis-mentality. Read full book review >