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  • Bad Behavior

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439148877
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: July 2009
    A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill's debut short story collection. Making critical waves when first published, these stories about dislocation, longing and desire depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation in search of human connection. They are rendered in radar-perfect detail, replete with a reportorial candor uncompromised by sentimentality or voyeuristic charm. These stories are the real deal. 208p.
  • Because They Wanted To: Stories

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $6.50 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684841441
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: February 1998
    Stories populated with characters who want - without quite knowing what it is they want, or how to get it, and who are all too often in conflict with their deeper needs. 254p. Pap.
  • Best New American Voices 2009

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156034319
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: September 2008
    (Best New American series; John Kulka & Natalie Danford, Series Editors). Critically acclaimed novelist and short-story writer Mary Gaitskill continues the tradition of identifying the best young writers on the cusp of their careers in this year's volume. Fresh fiction from the top writing programs by, among others, Baird Harper, Sharon May, Larry N. Mayer, Erin Brown, Suzanne Rivecca, Theodore Wheeler. Contributors/Participants. 343p.
  • Don't Cry: Stories

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307275875
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries/Vintage Books
    • Published: March 2010
    Mary Gaitskill's first collection of stories in more than ten years reveals a fierce artistry - a book of mindsearing, soul-rattling stories, each delivering the powerful, original language and the dramatic engagement that is stunninglyas emblematic as it is in evidence. 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 haunted by the death of her former husband is finally able to grieve through a mysterious encounter with a needy child. In 'College Town 1980,' young people adrift in Ann Arbor debate the meaning of personal strength at the start of the Reagan era. Don't miss it!
  • Somebody with a Little Hammer: Essays

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $13.00 - $16.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307378224
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: April 2017
  • The Bug

    By Ellen Ullman

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250002495
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2012
    With a New Introduction by Mary Gaitskill A PEN/Hemingway Award Finalist A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Ellen Ullman is a "rarity, a computer programmer with a poet's feeling for language" (Laura Miller, Salon). The Bug breaks new ground in literary fiction, offering us a deep look into the internal lives of people in the technical world. Set in a start-up company in 1984, this highly acclaimed first novel explores what happens when a baffling software flaw—a bug so teasing it is named "the Jester"—threatens the survival of the humans beings who created it.
  • The Mare

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $15.25 - $15.26
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307743602
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: October 2016
  • The Mare

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307379740
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: November 2015
    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 upstate New York: Ginger, a failed artist and shakily recovered alcoholic, and her academic husband, Paul, who wonder what it will mean to “make a difference” in such a contrived situation. Gaitskill illuminates their shifting relationship with Velvet over several years, as well as Velvet’s encounter with the horses at the stable down the road—especially with an abused, unruly mare called Fugly Girl. With strong supporting characters—Velvet’s abusive mother, an eccentric horse trainer, a charismatic older boy who awakens Velvet’s nascent passion—The Mare traces Velvet’s journey between the vital, violent world of the inner city and the world of the small-town stable. In Gaitskill’s hands, the timeless story of a girl and a horse is joined with a timely story of people from different races and classes trying to meet one another honestly. The Mare is raw, heart-stirring, and original.
  • Two Girls, Fat and Thin: A Novel

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684843124
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: 1998
    When Justine, the thin, smart freelance journalist with an agenda interviews Dorothy the fat, cranky night-shift proofreader, the two are drawn into a strange relationship that splits open their lives in ways neither expects.A New York Times Notable Book. 313p. Pap.
  • Veronica

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $6.95 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375727856
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: July 2006
    A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Alison and Veronica meet amid the nocturnal glamour of 1980s New York: One is a young model stumbling away from the wreck of her fashion model career, the other an eccentric middle-aged office temp. Over the next twenty years their friendship will encompass narcissism and tenderness, exploitation and self-sacrifice, love and mortality. Moving seamlessly from present to past, casting a fierce yet compassionate eye on two eras and their fixations, the result is a work of timeless depth and indelible writing. 257p.

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