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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt: Stories


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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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Bender, Aimee
Anchor Books
New York :
Social life and customs
United states
Short Stories (single author)
United States Social life and customs.
Stories (single author)
Literature-A to Z
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Product details 192 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780385492164 Reviews:
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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.

"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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