Another Present Era , Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (New York, NY), 1990.
1990 Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books, Arts & Literature
1990 Barnes & Noble: Discover Great New Writers Selection
Publishers Weekly: “Tragic and haunting, Perry’s exceptional, daring first novel is about racism, the death of modernist art, eco-catastrophe, the state of the world…Perry sets most of the action in a Manhattan where past and future-imperfect eeriely collide, as elevated trains rattle overhead while acid rain and rising sea level threaten.
Booklist: “An exceptional first novel set in a possible present (or a just-barely future). The Earth is poisoned. New York City is assaulted with violent storms, floods, and brown-outs…Perry handles racial, sexual, and societal conflicts and aesthetics with resonant insight. Intelligent, sentient, and striking fiction.”
‘Twelve Bar Breakfast Blues,’ Uncle
‘Handyman,’ Grue Magazine
‘Earth Mama,’ The Wooster Review
‘Fire This Time,’ The Worcester Review
‘Inventing Eve,’ Visions International
‘Child Bride,’ ‘Taking Leave,’ Folio
‘Man Cooking Vegetables in an Asylum,’ ‘Play Misty for Me, Too’ Poetry Motel
‘Good-bye Ladies,’ ‘Women’s Work,’ ‘New World Symphony,’ Yellow Silk: Erotic Arts and Letters, Lily Pond and Richard Russo, Editors (Three Rivers Press, 1992)
Representation by Marie Brown Associates, New York, NY.