The Instinct for Bliss: Short Stories

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Zoland Books, Jul 29, 1997 - Short stories, American - 160 pages
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The New York Times Book Review said of the original hardcover edition, "Vitality passes like a torch through these stories". From the gourmet cook in "Sweet Feed" preparing a last supper for a condemned prisoner, to the anorexic girl in "Eating for Theodora", each of these twelve stories grapples with the visceral and bloody aspect of human nature, and our instinct to rise above it.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The Flannery O'Connor Awardwinner (Spirit Seizures, 1987, etc.) collects another dozen of her stories from small literary magazines, all with a sort of creative-writing-school polish: the deep imagery ... Read full review

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