Bad BehaviorBad Behavior
Mary Gaitskill
A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill’s debut collection, Bad Behavior—powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation that is searching for human connection. • Now a classic: Bad Behavior made critical waves when it first published, ...
Number of pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2009-07-21 | ISBN-13: 9781439148877

Don't Cry (Vintage Contemporaries)Don't Cry (Vintage Contemporaries)
Mary Gaitskill
Mary Gaitskill returns with a luminous new collection of stories—her first in more than ten years. In “College Town l980,” young people adrift in Ann Arbor debate the meaning of personal strength at the start of the Reagan era; in the urban fairy tale “Mirrorball,” a young man steals a girl’s soul during a one-night stand; in “The Lit ...
Number of pages: 240 | Publication Date: 2010-03-09 | ISBN-13: 9780307275875

Because They Wanted toBecause They Wanted to
Mary Gaitskill
A New York Times Notable Book A man tells a story to a woman sitting beside him on a plane, little suspecting what it reveals about his capacity for cruelty and contempt. A callow runaway girl is stranded in a strange city with another woman’s fractiously needy children. An uncomprehending father helplessly lashes out at the daughter he both love ...
Number of pages: 256 | Publication Date: 1998-02-27 | ISBN-13: 9780684841441

The MareThe Mare
Mary Gaitskill
One of the Best Books of the YearThe New York Times • The Washington Post • NPR • San Francisco Chronicle • Vanity Fair • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • Kansas City StarWhen Velveteen Vargas, an eleven-year-old Fresh Air Fund kid from Brooklyn, comes to stay with a family in upstate New York, what begins as a two-week visit blossoms into ...
Number of pages: 544 | Publication Date: 2016-10-04 | ISBN-13: 9780307743602

Somebody with a Little HammerSomebody with a Little Hammer
Mary Gaitskill
In essays on matters literary, social, cultural, and personal, Mary Gaitskill explores date rape and political adultery, the transcendentalism of the Talking Heads, the melancholy of Björk, and the playfulness of artist Laurel Nakadate. She celebrates the clownish grandiosity and the poetry of Norman Mailer’s long career and maps the sociosexual ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 2018-04-17 | ISBN-13: 9780307472335

Two Girls Fat and ThinTwo Girls Fat and Thin
Mary Gaitskill
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 journe ...
Number of pages: 320 | Publication Date: 1998-02-27 | ISBN-13: 9780684843124

VeronicaVeronica
Mary Gaitskill
The extraordinary new novel from the acclaimed author of Bad Behavior and Two Girls, Fat and Thin, Veronica is about flesh and spirit, vanity, mortality, and mortal affection. Set mostly in Paris and Manhattan in the desperately glittering 1980s, it has the timeless depth and moral power of a fairy tale.As a teenager on the streets of San Francisco ...
Number of pages: 240 | Publication Date: 2005-10-11 | ISBN-13: 9780375421457

TampaTampa
Alissa Nutting
In Alissa Nutting’s novel Tampa, Celeste Price, a smoldering 26-year-old middle-school teacher in Florida, unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathically determined seduction of a 14-year-old student. Celeste has chosen and lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her web. Jack is enthralled and in awe of his eighth-grade teacher, ...
Number of pages: 272 | Publication Date: 2014-03-04 | ISBN-13: 9780062280589

eightballeightball
Elizabeth Geoghegan
Eightball strikes hard. Fueled by an abiding sense of loss, these eight stories take you on a journey over the exploded fault lines of intimacy, unfolding across cities and continents. Whether hitchhiking the Italian Veneto, trekking through a pitch-black Balinese rice field, or queuing for drinks in a crowded Seattle bar, Geoghegan sets her charac ...
Number of pages: 235 | Publication Date: 2019-05-01 | ISBN-13: 9781939650955

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