Alphabet City in the late 80s, when Avenues A through D stood for different street drugs, CBGB had lost its novelty, and watching NYPD narcs do busts in Tompkins Square was a common afternoon pastime. Schulman writes with a manic-depressive mix of urgency and reflectivity, planning crimes of passion while waitressing at a seedy diner or fantasizing about sexual conquests while lighting votive candles at a Puerto Rican deli. A gayer Desperately Seeking Susan.— Cosmo
Hilarious, hard-core . . . makes Bright Lights, Big City and Less Than Zero seem thin and dated.--Publishers Weekly
A new edition of Sarah Schulman's acclaimed 1988 novel, a noirish tale about a no-nonsense coffee-shop waitress in New York who is nursing a broken heart after her girlfriend Dolores leaves her; her attempts to find love again are funny, sexy, and ultimately even violent. After Delores is a fast-paced, electrifying chronicle of the Lower East Side's lesbian subculture in the 1980s.
Sarah Schulman's previous books include Empathy, Rat Bohemia, The Child, and The Gentrification of the Mind.