Bad Behavior: Stories

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Simon & Schuster, Jun 15, 1988 - Fiction - 203 pages
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Set in Manhattan's Lower East Side and peopled with working-class drug addicts, intelligent hookers, stable housewives, smug yuppies, and sensually deprived professionals, these stories depict a cruel and tender world where romance and modern perversity go hand in hand

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Many of the characters in these nine stories seem to have stepped out of the kinky ads at the back of some urban weekly. They are young, sometimes well-educated New Yorkers who engage in destructive ... Read full review

Contents

DAISYS VALENTINE
13
SOMETHING NICE
55
AN AFFAIR EDITED
77
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Mary Gaitskill's novel, Veronica, was nominated for a 2005 National Book Award and was one of The New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2005. She is also the author of the acclaimed novels Because They Wanted To and Two Girls, Fat and Thin. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories (1993), and The O. Henry Prize Stories (1998). Her short story "Secretary" was the basis for the film of the same name. She lives in New York.

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