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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

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"A collection of wistful, witty stories." —Esquire 
"Hilarious, deep and a little bit dirty." —Harper's Bazaar


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.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: August 10, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9780307804464
  • Release date: August 10, 2011

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  • ISBN: 9780307804464
  • File size: 2138 KB
  • Release date: August 10, 2011

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"A collection of wistful, witty stories." —Esquire 
"Hilarious, deep and a little bit dirty." —Harper's Bazaar


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...

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