9780385492164

The Girl in the Flammable Skirt: Stories

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Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
A bestselling short story collection by a writer who "makes you grateful for the very existence of language" ("San Francisco Chronicle").

Review:
"Once in a while, a writer comes along who makes you grateful for the very existence of language. It's not a gratitude sparked by awe-inspiring virtuosity, but one that issues from the infectious, if inexplicable, pleasure that radiates from the pages themselves...If her debut collection of short stories, 'The Girl in the Flammable Skirt', offers any indication, Aimee Bender promises to be just that kind of writer--irresistible even when she fails..."

Nora Rawlinson, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, 07/ 19/1998

Review:
"[C]heerfully whacked-out and weird....They they have zany touches, [these stories] aren't comedies."

Jennifer Howard, Washington Post Book World, 10/10/1999

 

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Book Description: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Anchor Books. 203 x 133 mm. Brand New Book. A grief-stricken librarian decides to have sex with every man who enters her library. A half-mad, unbearably beautiful heiress follows a strange man home, seeking total sexual abandon: He only wants to watch game shows. A woman falls in love with a hunchback; when his deformity turns out to be a prosthesis, she leaves him. A wife whose husband has just returned from the war struggles with the heartrending question: Can she still love a man who has no lips? Aimee Bender s stories portray a world twisted on its axis, a place of unconvention that resembles nothing so much as real life, in all its grotesque, beautiful glory. From the first line of each tale she lets us know she is telling a story, but the moral is never quite what we expect. Bender s prose is glorious: musical and colloquial, inimitable and heartrending. Here are stories of men and women whose lives are shaped--and sometimes twisted--by the power of extraordinary desires, erotic and otherwise. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt is the debut of a major American writer. Bookseller Inventory # AAE9780385492164

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