Watch Time Fly
"THE territory covered in Laura Furman’s short stories is already familiar to us from the work of other New Yorker writers like Ann Beattie and Elizabeth Tallent. Miss Furman writes about the Vietnam-influenced generation of passively waiting lost souls, young women and men more concerned with relationships than with careers, basically urban characters who are nonetheless willing to immerse themselves in gardening, home repair and other rural/suburban pursuits. Yet Miss Furman is a more subtle writer than her topics would suggest, largely because of her restrained style. The stories in Watch Time Fly are deceptively simple; they illustrate the way in which masterful skill can disguise itself as an innocent lack of literary self-consciousness."