How to Accommodate Men: Stories

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Coffee House Press, 1998 - Fiction - 238 pages
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Short Fiction. "Krysl writes about women who take care of men and get taken for granted in return. She looks at child abuse from the viewpoint of both male and female children, and she explores the different coping mechanisms that boys and girls develop. Several stories discuss women in war-torn or military states who try to protect themselves and their children. Body image, witchcraft, homosexuality, and aging are among other issue crafted into these disturbing, well-written, and all-too-recognizable stories" (Library Journal). Marilyn Krysl has published seven books of poetry and worked with Mother Teresa's Sister's of Charity in Calcutta. She is director of the Creative Writing Program at Boulder.
 

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As its title suggests, this collection of stories provides sad commentary on relationships between men and women. Despite a few cheerful notes about caring, sensitive men, the male sex does not ... Read full review

Contents

LaissezFaire
12
Extinct Species
21
Mercy
29
In the Upper Reaches Isis
53
How to Accommodate
57
Glamourpuss
72
the island
83
Iron Shard
85
The First Sentence
99
The Thing Around Them
112
Mine
136
Distant Lights on Water
155
The Girls of Fortress America
178
Eating
210
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