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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
Mary Gaitskill returns with a luminous new collection of stories?her first in more than ten years. In ?College Town l980,? young people adrift in Ann Arbor debate the meaning of personal strength at the start of the Reagan era; in the urban fairy tale ?Mirrorball,? a young man steals a girl?s soul during a one-night stand; in ?The Little Boy,? a woman... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00
A collection of startling and breathtaking stories about people struggling with the disparity between what they want and what they know. A New York Times Notable Book A man tells a story to a woman sitting beside him on a plane, little suspecting what it reveals about his capacity for cruelty and contempt. A callow runaway girl is stranded in... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 19.99
This captivating novel shimmers with dark intensity and wicked wit. In a stunning synthesis of eroticism, rage, pathos, and humor, Gaitskill's "fine storyteller's pace and brilliant metaphors" ( The New York Times Book Review) create a haunting and unforgettable journey into the dark side of contemporary life and the deepest recesses of the soul. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 14.99
A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill?s debut collection, Bad Behavior?powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation that is searching for human connection. ? Now a classic: Bad Behavior made critical waves when it first published, heralding... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
A finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, here is an evocative novel about female friendship in the glittering 1980s. Alison and Veronica meet amid the nocturnal glamour of 1980s New York: One is a young model stumbling away from the wreck of her career, the other an eccentric middle-aged office temp. Over the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95
Following her National Book Award?nominated Veronica, here is Mary Gaitskill?s most poignant and powerful work yet?the story of a Dominican girl, the Anglo woman who introduces her to riding, and the horse who changes everything for her. Velveteen Vargas is eleven years old, a Fresh Air Fund kid from Brooklyn. Her host family is a couple in... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99
A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection It was the first autumn of the Iraq War, when Ella saw Dani again. ?Today I?m Yours? is a story of seduction and layered memory, a love affair fifteen years past but not forgotten?from the author of the National Book Award nominated and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Veronica. ... more...
- Profile Books 2016; US$ 11.98
Alison and Veronica meet amid the nocturnal glamour of 1980s New York: one is a former modelling sensation, stumbling away from the wreck of her career, the other an eccentric middle-aged proofreader with a meticulous eye. Over the next twenty years their friendship will encompass narcissism and tenderness, exploitation and self-sacrifice, love and... more...
- Profile Books 2016; US$ 13.31
Ginger is in her forties and a recovering alcoholic when she meets and marries Paul. When it becomes clear it's too late for her to have a baby of her own, she tries to persuade him to consider adoption, but he already has a child from a previous marriage and is ten years older than her, so doesn't share her longing to be a parent at any cost. As... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 25.95
From one of the most singular presences in American fiction comes a searingly intelligent book of essays on matters literary, social, cultural, and personal. Whether she?s writing about date rape or political adultery or writers from John Updike to Gillian Flynn, Mary Gaitskill reads her subjects deftly and aphoristically and moves beyond them to locate... more...