Stories in the Worst Way

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1996 - Fiction - 162 pages
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Whether unfolding within the fluorescent glare of the office or in educational cloisters in the present-day United States, these crucial, often darkly hilarious arraignments and instigations place before us a parade of marital defectives, self-terrorized apartment house solitaries, shifty professors, sleep-sickened homework graders and indexers--all running through the heart's entire repertory in pursuit of a fitting catastrophe of the self.

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STORIES IN THE WORST WAY

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Mordant debut collection of terse stories (some only a few paragraphs long), featuring a playful use of language in the service of a grim vision of contemporary life. Lutz's protagonists are ... Read full review

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User Review  - kwohlrob - LibraryThing

There is a great bit of wisdom uttered by Lee, the doomed narrator of Boris Vian’s I Spit On Your Graves: “It costs a lot to put out a book, and all the dressing is for a good purpose — it shows ... Read full review

Contents

Sororally
3
Slops
17
Positions
31
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About the author (1996)

Gary Lutz is the author of DIVORCER, STORIES IN THE WORST WAY, I LOOKED ALIVE, and Partial List of People to Bleach.

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