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Following her debut novel, My Sister’s Continent, which delved "fearlessly into questions of identity, abuse…trust, trespass, and delusion" (Booklist), Gina Frangello continues her exploration of the power dynamics of gender, class, and sexuality in this collection of diverse, vibrant short fiction. Slut Lullabies is unsettling. Like the experience of reading a private diary, these stories leave one feeling slightly traitorous while also imprinting a deep recognition of truths you did not know you felt.

It is through beauty, horror, humor and chaos that Frangello has managed to pull these ten stories out of her deep understanding of the human experience. A gay Latino man whose pious relatives are boycotting his 'commitment ceremony' becomes caught up in hypocrisy and splendor when his lover's Waspy mother hires a glitzy wedding coordinator; a precocious girl seduces her teacher in order to blackmail him into funding her young stepmother's escape from their violent home; a wife turns to infidelity and drugs to distract her from chronic pain following an accident; a teenage boy attempts atonement in Amsterdam after having exploited his naive girlfriend at home; and a socialite must confront her dark past as her husband’s deterioration from Huntington’s Disease destroys both her bank account and social standing.

Each insightfully drawn, deeply felt character moves delicately amid the despair and wreckage of ordinary life, but always towards hope. And Frangello’s oddly uplifting voice acts as the unifying thread, drawing out a beauty and dimension which demands both our criticism and our empathy.

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"Gina Frangello's Slut Lullabies will seduce you." Vanity Fair

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"A tangled web of beauty, gender and class." MORE

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"Slut Lullabies is beautiful, daring, triumphant. Gina's writing is fearless and original and kind and there simply aren't enough books like this." Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries

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"Savvy, sexy, blunt stories that keep inviting a reader in. Frangello's voice feels like a friend you've known for years, telling you stories with warmth and insight." Aimee Bender, Willful Creatures and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

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About the Author

Gina Frangello is the author of the critically acclaimed novel My Sister’s Continent. She is the executive editor and co-founder of Other Voices Books and the editor of the fiction section at The Nervous Breakdown. She lives in Chicago with her husband, twin daughters and son, and teaches at Columbia College and Northwestern University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780975362372
Author:
Frangello, Gina
Publisher:
Emergency Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 11 oz

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
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Product details 204 pages Emergency Press - English 9780975362372 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Gina Frangello's Slut Lullabies will seduce you."
"Review" by , "A tangled web of beauty, gender and class."
"Review" by , "Slut Lullabies is beautiful, daring, triumphant. Gina's writing is fearless and original and kind and there simply aren't enough books like this."
"Review" by , "Savvy, sexy, blunt stories that keep inviting a reader in. Frangello's voice feels like a friend you've known for years, telling you stories with warmth and insight."
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