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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005 - Fiction - 262 pages
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In the seven stories and one novella collected in Unkempt, Courtney Eldridge gives life to characters of astounding originality. Probing the darker corners of the human psyche, she shows--with a sly and unexpected sense of humor--the neurotic mind at work, the skewed perspective of an alcoholic parent, the nature of sexual conquest, and the hazards of working in retail. Fresh, funny, and candid, Eldridge's writing delivers a new and marvellous vision of life.

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In her debut fiction collection, hip writer Eldridge offers seven short stories and one novella, all guaranteed to sweep readers into her zany fictional world. Eldridge covers the gamut of human ... Read full review


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COURTNEY ELDRIDGE attended the Rhode Island School of Design. Her stories have been published in McSweeney’s, The Mississippi Review, Nerve, and Salt Hill Journal.
She lives in New York.

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