Reissued to coincide with the paperback publication of "Because They Wanted To" this captivating novel shimmers with dark intensity and wicked wit. In a stunning synthesis of eroticism, rage, pathos, and humor, Gaitskill's "fine storyteller's pace and brilliant metaphors" ("The New York Times Book Review") create a haunting and unforgettable journey into the dark side of contemporary life and the deepest recesses of the soul National print ads & publicity. .
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Justine is slim and Dorothy obese. As their relationship develops they reveal what lies beneath the surface of their normal suburban childhoods: cruel power games, painful tension between intimacy and isolation, denial and fulfillment, and the betrayal of love and innocence.
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