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  • Don't Cryby Mary Gaitskill

    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...

  • Veronicaby Mary Gaitskill

    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...

  • The Mareby Mary Gaitskill

    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...

  • Today I'm Yoursby Mary Gaitskill

    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...

  • Veronicaby Mary Gaitskill

    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...

  • The Mareby Mary Gaitskill

    Profile Books 2016; US$ 6.65

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 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,... more...

  • The Little Boyby Mary Gaitskill

    Profile Books 2016; US$ 0.00

    From the award-winning, bestselling author of THE MARE As Mrs Bea Davis waits in the airport for her flight home after a strained visit to her daughter, she notices a bashful-looking little boy and his harried mother. Something about them prompts memories from across her life to flood her mind and overflow, and as she reflects on her childhood,... more...

  • Somebody with a Little Hammerby Mary Gaitskill

    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...

  • Don't Cryby Mary Gaitskill

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 7.98

    'An Old Virgin' describes a nurse's obsession with her forty-three-year-old patient's virginity; in the urban fable 'Mirrorball' a man steals a girl's soul during a one-night stand; 'College Town 1980' follows a group of listless young people adrift in Ann Arbor, debating the meaning of personal strength at the start of the Reagan era; 'Folk Song'... more...

  • Because They Wanted Toby Mary Gaitskill

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 0.99

    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...