The Instinct for Bliss: Short Stories
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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