"Solo Spinout," by Ann Nietzke. Soho Press. 189 pages. $22
Edgy characters. Characters on edge. Characters on the edge of middle age, menopause, unemployment. Women who live in "Mexikorea," on the frayed eastern edge of Los Angeles' Westside, who have ex-husbands or boyfriends but are edging their way into lesbianism. These are the people Ann Nietzke writes about in this novella and three shorter stories.