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Because They Wanted to: Stories
Because They Wanted to: Stories Mary Gaitskill 0684841444 9780684841441 ANew York TimesNotable BookA 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 r
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Because They Wanted to: Stories by Mary Gaitskill

ANew York TimesNotable BookA 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 womans fractiously needy children. An uncomprehending father helplessly lashes out at the daughter he both loves and resents. In these raw, startling, and incandescently lovely stories, the author ofVeronicayields twelve indelible portraits of people struggling with the disparity between what they want and what they know.Because They Wanted Tois further evidence that Gaitskill is one of the fiercest, funniest, and most subversively compassionate writers at work today.

Author: Mary Gaitskill

Language: English

Edition: 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction Ed

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1998-02-27

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Mary Gaitskill (Edition: 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction Ed) Paperback