Stories in the Worst Way

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1996 - Fiction - 162 pages
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Whether unfolding within the fluorescent glare of the office or in educational cloisters in the present-day United States, these crucial, often darkly hilarious arraignments and instigations place before us a parade of marital defectives, self-terrorized apartment house solitaries, shifty professors, sleep-sickened homework graders and indexers--all running through the heart's entire repertory in pursuit of a fitting catastrophe of the self.

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Sometimes I liked his writing a lot. - Goodreads
Great book, like Ben Marcus, a sentence writer. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Grant Carln't - Goodreads

For anyone interested in the aesthetic of the sentence, read this book to discover the way each sentence wriggles loose, with startling turns of phrase, into the uncanny space in which Lutz's stories ... Read full review

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User Review  - Olivia Haber-Greenwood - Goodreads

This book is beautiful. This is what I wrote about it in an email to a former professor: In fact, a book is the reason why I'm writing to you. Have you ever read Stories in the Worst Way by Gary Lutz ... Read full review



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About the author (1996)

Gary Lutz is the author of DIVORCER, STORIES IN THE WORST WAY, I LOOKED ALIVE, and Partial List of People to Bleach.

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