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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt: Stories

The Girl in the Flammable Skirt: Stories by Aimee Bender 0385492162 9780385492164
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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 Benders 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. Benders 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 Skirtis the debut of a major American writer.

Author: Aimee Bender

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 192

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 1999-08-17

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ISBN: 0385492162


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