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Made for Love
A Novel
Alissa Nutting - 2017-07-04
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A darkly funny and provocative exploration of the lengths we'll go for love and the extremes we'll go to escape it. Hazel runs from her marriage to a powerful CEO who wants to wirelessly connect their brains, only to end up in a trailer park with her father and his sex doll. As she tries to carve out a new life, her husband is using all his resources to bring her back. A thought-provoking and entertaining look at marriage, family, and what it means to be free.
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The Lineup
20 Provocative Women Writers
Richard Thomas - 2015-11-01
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A thrilling anthology of 20 short stories by talented contemporary female writers who take risks and tackle every subject with honesty and thought-provoking perspectives. Edited by Richard Thomas with a foreword by Alissa Nutting, The Lineup features voices that have won multiple awards and anthologies. Expect to laugh, be enlightened, and have your heart broken in this collection that will leave you breathless.
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32 Stories by Persons of Interest
Bryan Hurt - 2016-05-10 (first published in 2015)
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"Watchlist" is a collection of thought-provoking short stories by renowned authors that discuss the surveillance culture prevalent in today's world. The authors explore how constant surveillance affects human behavior and the way we view ourselves. The stories range from political to surreal, shining a light on the surveillance state and making readers question who is watching them.
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Come Here Often?
53 Writers Raise a Glass to Their Favorite Bar
Sean Manning - 2014-10-14
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"Come Here Often?" is a collection of personal essays from various writers, including Joe Meno and Craig Finn, paying tribute to the bars that have shaped them. From local dives to exotic locations around the world, the stories are funny, smart, and poignant. This anthology offers readers a chance to experience serious armchair drinking with some of their favorite contemporary writers.
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A Novel
Alissa Nutting - 2013-07-02
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A seductive middle-school teacher in Florida recounts her sociopathic seduction of a 14-year-old student. In this sexually explicit and satirical debut, the teacher manipulates her way into the student's life and deceives everyone around her to quench her thirst for pleasure. Nutting's Tampa explores the dark desire behind student/teacher affairs with black humor and cracklingly sexualized prose in an American Psycho-esque rendering.
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A Collection of Literary Sightings
Brian Baldi - 2012-02-20
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Delve into the fascinating and spine-tingling world of monsters in this collection of stories by renowned American writers, featuring Mud Men, mummies, and MothMan. Bonnie Jo Campbell, Ben Percy, and Aimee Bender explore our fears and fascinations with creatures that go bump in the night. Get ready to be thrilled and chilled to the bone with this must-read compilation.
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The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade
Aimee Bender, Joe R. Lansdale, Carlton Mellick III, Bentley Little, Alissa Nutting, Amelia Gray - 2012-01-01
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Get ready for a genre that's changing the definition of awesome. Bizarro Fiction is an underground movement that reflects the surreal society we live in. This anthology brings together some of the best weird fiction from the last decade, including award-winning writers, buried talents and cult prodigies. Experience the explosive post-apocalyptic punk vibe that has abolished traditional prose and created a new precedent for avant garde. You'll find the anthology packed with ultra-popular authors like Aimee Bender, Joe R. Lansdale, and Carlton Mellick III, to name a few. Expand your reading universe with this amazing collection of eccentric tales.
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The Perpetual Engine Of Hope
Short Stories Inspired by Iconic Las Vegas Photographs
K. W. Jeter, Dayvid Figler, Juan Martinez, Oksana Marafioti, Alissa Nutting, Megan Edwards - 2010-01-01
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Explore the captivating world of Las Vegas through the lens of vintage photographs in this collection of short stories. From crime noir to horror, psychological drama to urban fantasy, talented writers transport you through time and genre to tell tales of hope, despair, and the city that inspired them all. Discover a thought-provoking and unique perspective on Las Vegas and its incredible ability to stir up emotions and inspire even in the darkest of times.
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Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls
Stories (Art of the Story)
Alissa Nutting - 2010-10-01
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This darkly hilarious debut collection follows misfit women and girls through various ill-fated jobs, investigating society's every strata. They become futuristic ant farms, knocked up by the star high school quarterback, and have secret abortions. With settings ranging from Hell to the local white supremacist bowling alley, their stories are both bizarre and unforgettable.
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me by Kate Bernheimer