William Bradley Hooper

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Sexual attraction is the theme binding together [the stories in Sextet in A Minor]…. Dialogue—the major element in character/plot realization—is of central importance in each story. Klein has a fine ear for the word usage, rhythms, and hesitations found in both casual and impassioned speech. She places her characters in situations that are not deeply complicated; all the stories are easy to follow, yet not predictable, and all have one thread or another relevant to the common problems and resolutions that arise in daily life.

William Bradley Hooper, in a review of "Sextet in A Minor: A Novella and 13 Short Stories," in Booklist, Vol. 79, No. 15, February 15, 1983, p. 763.

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