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The Safety of Objects: Stories

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The Safety of Objects: Stories

by A. M. Homes

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ISBN 10
0143122703
ISBN 13
9780143122708
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New York: Penguin, January 2013. Trade Paperback. Full number line. Very Good. A few notes on first page, but text is unmarked. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 171+21 pages.

The breakthrough story collection that established A. M. Homes as one of the most daring writers of her generation. This extraordinary first collection of stories 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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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
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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000003279
Title
The Safety of Objects: Stories
Author
A. M. Homes
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0143122703
ISBN 13
9780143122708
Publisher
Penguin Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
January 2013
Keywords
fiction, contemporary, short stories, adult, Americana
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Erotica; Humor, Comedy, Satire, Funny stuff; Domestic and Family Fiction;
Size
8vo

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