Two Girls, Fat and Thin: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 27, 1998 - Fiction - 313 pages
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Reissued to coincide with the paperback publication of "Because They Wanted To", this captivating novel shimmers with dark intensity and wicked wit. In a stunning synthesis of eroticism, rage, pathos, and humor, Gaitskill's "fine storyteller's pace and brilliant metaphors" ("The New York Times Book Review") create a haunting and unforgettable journey into the dark side of contemporary life and the deepest recesses of the soul.
 

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
18
Section 3
25
Section 4
43
Section 5
54
Section 6
60
Section 7
65
Section 8
74
Section 15
190
Section 16
203
Section 17
228
Section 18
238
Section 19
246
Section 20
259
Section 21
272
Section 22
279

Section 9
90
Section 10
112
Section 11
136
Section 12
159
Section 13
173
Section 14
179
Section 23
284
Section 24
289
Section 25
298
Section 26
300
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About the author (1998)

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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