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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt: stories 2 editions

Cover of: The Girl in the Flammable Skirt | Aimee Bender, Aimee Bender
About the Book

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 Bender's 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. Bender's 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 Skirt is the debut of a major American writer.
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2 editions First published in 1998

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
August 17, 1999, Anchor
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt
in English
Cover of: The girl in the flammable skirt
1998, Doubleday
The girl in the flammable skirt
in English - 1st ed.

History

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October 25, 2012 Edited by ImportBot Added subject 'In library'
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