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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
Aimee Bender?s Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman?s children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of pumpkin heads. With her singular mix of surrealism, musical prose, and keenly felt emotion,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
The wondrous Aimee Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse. On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents? attention, bites into her mother?s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
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... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95
Aimee Bender?s stunning debut collection, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt , proved her to be one of the freshest voices in American fiction. Now, in her first novel, she builds on that early promise. Mona Gray was ten when her father contracted a mysterious illness and she became a quitter, abandoning each of her talents just as pleasure... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00
The bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wondrous collection of dreamy, strange, and magical stories. Truly beloved by readers and critics alike, Aimee Bender has become known as something of an enchantress whose lush prose is ?moving, fanciful, and gorgeously strange? ( People ), ?richly imagined and bittersweet?... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 0.99
A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection The old man and the old woman always dreamed the same dreams. Everyone in Celia?s town knows the couple, married sixty years, with wrinkled skin down to their wrists?but one summer, while Celia takes care of her father, refusing to join her mother on the next leg of their concentration camp museum tour,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 22.95
What would you write if no one knew who you were? In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of the Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously?and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations... more...
- MTV Books 2007; US$ 25.99
Following in the footsteps of the late great Lester Bangs -- the most revered and irreverent of rock 'n' roll critics -- twenty-four celebrated writers have penned stories inspired by great songs. Just as Bangs cast new light on a Rod Stewart classic with his story "Maggie May," about a wholly unexpected connection between an impressionable young man... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 16.00
This title presents an annual journal devoted to fairy tales, contemporary and historical.Each issue of Fairy Tale Review contains poetry, fiction, and essays that either address the abiding influence of fairy tales on contemporary literature and culture, or are themselves contemporary fairy tales in prose or verse. It is, according to editor Kate... more...