The Left-Handed Marriage
In her first book of fiction, Bienen moves knowledgeably and engagingly from African tales to domestic comedy. The Left-Handed Marriage, Leigh Buchanan Bienen's debut collection of fiction, ranges widely in subject matter, tone, and locale, from legal drama to domestic comedy, from Kampala and Shanghai to Trenton, New Jersey.
"Leigh Buchanan Bienen's stories are wise and accomplished. Yet what distinguishes them, perhaps, is their variety. Whether writing from the point of view of a West African Gray Parrot, or offering a Dreiserian rendering of the life of a present-day executioner, Bienen presents a vision distinguished by its range and supported by powerful narrative gifts."