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The Safety of Objects: Stories by  A. M Homes - First Edition, First Printing - 1990 - from Ash Grove Heirloom Books (SKU: 003747)

The Safety of Objects: Stories

The Safety of Objects: Stories by  A. M Homes - First Edition, First Printing - 1990 - from Ash Grove Heirloom Books (SKU: 003747)
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The Safety of Objects: Stories

by Homes, A. M

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ISBN 10
0393028844
ISBN 13
9780393028843
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1990. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Dust jacket sunned spine. Dust jacket protected by removable Brodart cover..

Synopsis

The breakthrough story collection that established A. M. Homes as one of the most daring writers of her generation   Originally published in 1990 to wide critical acclaim, this extraordinary first collection of stories by A. M. Homes confronts the real and the surreal on even terms to create a disturbing and sometimes hilarious vision of the American dream. Included here are "Adults Alone," in which a couple drops their kids off at Grandma's and gives themselves over to ten days of Nintendo, porn videos, and crack; "A Real Doll," in which a girl's blond Barbie doll seduces her teenaged brother; and "Looking for Johnny," in which a kidnapped boy, having failed to meet his abductor's expectations, is returned home. These stories, by turns satirical, perverse, unsettling, and utterly believable, expose the dangers of ordinary life even as their characters stay hidden behind the disguises they have so carefully created.

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Bookseller
Ash Grove Heirloom Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
003747
Title
The Safety of Objects: Stories
Author
Homes, A. M
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0393028844
ISBN 13
9780393028843
Publisher
W W Norton & Co Inc
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Date published
1990
Keywords
FICTION PSYCHOLOGICAL FANTASY SHORT STORIES Collectible

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