Venus Drive

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Bertrams Print On Demand, 2008 - Satire, American - 176 pages
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A funny, sad, off-kilter collection of stories from a rising American star of satire. 'People like to call them ashes but it feels more like a couple of rocks, especially if you hold the whole thing in your hands, or swing it, as I do, on occasion, bolo-style from the sack cord. I'm still not sure why I do this, but it feels good, standing there in the dining room, windmilling my mother around.' From the peep palaces of Times Square to the cubicles of corporate America, 'Venus Drive' takes us away from the toothpaste-white gleam of American life, and leads us down an altogether darker, comic road on the seedy side of town. Pot-dazed revolutionaries, summer-camp sadists, and babysitters with an eye for erotic humiliation all make themselves known in this crafty, streetwise new collection from the acclaimed author of 'The Subject Steve'. At once shocking, inventive and funny, these stories confirm Sam Lipsyte's place amongst the very brightest - and darkest - talents of American fiction.

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User Review  - malrubius - LibraryThing

Just plain great writing. Interesting characters. Weird WEIRD situations. Superior use of language. You can see the inchoate genius in these short bursts of brilliance. Read full review

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User Review  - Patrick311 - LibraryThing

Everyone knows by now that I'm a Sam Lipsyte superfan. I think I prefer his novels to his stories, but that might just be a general preference for me, rather than a Lipsyte-specific setting. I do like ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Sam Lipsyte is the author of 'Venus Drive', a collection of short stories, and two novels, 'The Subject Steve' and 'Home Land'. His work has appeared in the New York Times and the Quarterly. He was born in 1968, and got married in 2003.

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