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When friends tell me to pick a book for them to read that I really like, this is the one I give most often. Brilliant, wacko, kooky, sharp short stories from one of my favorite writers.
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"Superbly imagined. Bender has hit the ground running." Entertainment Weekly

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"Bender's stories read like modern fables — with a healthy sense of twisted humor thrown in for good measure." The Village Voice Literary Supplement

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"Aimee Bender's stories come as a revelation....She's a thrilling discovery." Jonathan Lethem

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"Keep your eye on this writer and her highwire act. I have a feeling she'll be keeping readers breathless for a long time to come." Dani Shapiro

About the Author

Aimee Bender lives in Los Angeles. Her stories have appeared in Granta, GQ, Story, The Antioch Review, and several other publications. She received her MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine, and she is currently at work on her first novel.

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Ross H, September 10, 2012 (view all comments by Ross H)
A dazzling collection of short stories that are at once mind-blowing and outrageous, while simultaneously ringing strangely and profoundly true to life. Aimee Bender's short stories are so full and rich, it's as if each contains a novel's-worth of content. From devolving boyfriends to girls with hands made of ice and fire to a dad who one day awakens with a giant hole in his stomach, these stories will amaze and delight.
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Mak Abernathe, April 24, 2008 (view all comments by Mak Abernathe)
I loved this book. It was fantastic.
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Janet Hamilton, November 13, 2006 (view all comments by Janet Hamilton)
If you are a reader who does not require dull and boring old fashioned story telling, get yourself turned on to Aimee Bender! Her whacky and wonderful writing keeps the surprises coming at an amazing pace. Her imagination is so unique and awe inspiring that it is difficult to describe. If she were a circus act she would be the lioness jumping through the hoop of fire, fearless and conscious of the passionate nature of the fire. In the title story, "The Girl with the Flammable Skirt," the image of the girl whose skirt is on fire is brought vividly to life when the author wonders if the dancing girl who whirled too close to the burning candle believed for even a moment, after being engulfed in flames, "that her passion had arrived."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385492164
Author:
Bender, Aimee
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
PNW-GTR-461
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.98x5.22x.55 in. .36 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780385492164 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

When friends tell me to pick a book for them to read that I really like, this is the one I give most often. Brilliant, wacko, kooky, sharp short stories from one of my favorite writers.

"Review" by , "Superbly imagined. Bender has hit the ground running."
"Review" by , "Bender's stories read like modern fables — with a healthy sense of twisted humor thrown in for good measure."
"Review" by , "Aimee Bender's stories come as a revelation....She's a thrilling discovery."
"Review" by , "Keep your eye on this writer and her highwire act. I have a feeling she'll be keeping readers breathless for a long time to come."
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