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Willful Creatures: Stories *SIGNED*

Bender, Aimee

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ISBN 10: 0385501137 / ISBN 13: 9780385501132
Published by U.S.A.: Doubleday, 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Far Fetched Books (Leavenworth, WA, U.S.A.)

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First printing of first edition with complete number line. Flat SIGNED on title page. Unmarked, unclipped, bright, very tight copy. Archival mylar wrapped dust jacket. Bubble wrapped and ships in box. See Bound Galley listing of same book from same bookseller. Bookseller Inventory # 2030

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Title: Willful Creatures: Stories *SIGNED*

Publisher: U.S.A.: Doubleday

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Aimee Bender’s Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman’s children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of pumpkin heads. With her singular mix of surrealism, musical prose, and keenly felt emotion, Bender once again proves herself to be a masterful chronicler of the human condition.

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The author of the dazzling novel "An Invisible Sign of My Own and the critically acclaimed story collection "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt returns with more sublime, beguiling, and breathtakingly original stories of love, sex, heartbreak, and potato babies.
With her singular mix of surrealism, musical prose, and keenly felt emotions, Aimee Bender has gained a passionate following among readers and critics. The "San Francisco Chronicle greeted her first story collection with rapturous praise, declaring, "Once in a while a writer comes along who makes you grateful for the very existence of language." Her debut novel was called "as light as a zephyr and unique as a snowflake" ("Washington Post), "a seductively smart read" ("Glamour), and "surreal, edgy, and endearing all at once" ("USA Today).
Bender is a brilliant stylist, using language with the nimble grace of a magician. She conjures surreal worlds in which authentic emotion blooms. A woman's children may be potatoes, but the love she feels for them is heartbreakingly real. A boy with keys as fingers is seen not as a freak but as a hero. Bender infuses even inanimate objects with human warmth. Rendering grief, loneliness, hope, love, and happiness with exquisite subtlety and cleverness, Bender once again proves herself to be a masterful chronicler of the human condition.

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