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Eating naked : stories

Author: Stephen Dobyns
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The sixteen stories in Eating Naked range from surreal to poignant, from chilling to comic. At the center of them all are men and women challenged by their own uncontrollable, illogical natures: poets with free-floating guilt, spouses with unacceptable sexual compulsions, farmers with midlife crises, gas men with erratic timetables. Marriages unravel, well-laid plans dissolve, and placid lives are turned upside  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Dobyns
ISBN: 0805060227 9780805060225
OCLC Number: 43096799
Description: 276 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A happy vacancy --
Eating naked --
Part of the story --
The Chaucer professor --
The cedar bungalow --
The pity of it --
Kansas --
Some changes coming --
Out on the water --
With Franz and Jane --
Devil's Island --
Black ashes --
Dead men don't need safe sex --
So I guess you know what I told him --
Flaws in the latex --
Cynthia, my sister.
Responsibility: Stephen Dobyns.
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"The sixteen stories in Eating Naked range from surreal to poignant, from chilling to comic. At the center of them all are men and women challenged by their own uncontrollable, illogical natures: poets with free-floating guilt, spouses with unacceptable sexual compulsions, farmers with midlife crises, gas men with erratic timetables. Marriages unravel, well-laid plans dissolve, and placid lives are turned upside down by something unforeseen - be it as mundane as a chance conversation, as inevitable as death, as improbable as a murderous pig."--Jacket.

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