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Unclean jobs for women and girls

Author: Alissa Nutting
Publisher: Buffalo, NY : Starcherone Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fiction. Winner of the 6th Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, chosen Ben Marcus. In this darkly hilarious debut collection, misfit women and girls in every strata of society are investigated through various ill-fated jobs. One is the main course of dinner, another the porn star contracted to copulate in space for a reality TV show. They become futuristic ant farms, get knocked up by the star high school  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
American fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alissa Nutting
ISBN: 9780984213320 0984213325
OCLC Number: 641542382
Notes: "Winner of the Sixth Starcherone Prize for innovative fiction chosen by Ben Marcus"--Cover.
Awards: Starcherone Prize for Innovatie Fiction, 2009-10.
Description: 184 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Dinner --
Model's assistant --
Porn star --
Zookeeper --
Bandleader's girlfriend --
Ant colony --
Knife thrower --
Deliverywoman --
Corpse smoker --
Cat owner --
Teenager --
Ice melter --
Hellion --
Alcoholic --
Gardner --
Dancing rat --
She-man --
Magician.
Responsibility: Alissa Nutting.

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"Fiction. Winner of the 6th Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, chosen Ben Marcus. In this darkly hilarious debut collection, misfit women and girls in every strata of society are investigated through various ill-fated jobs. One is the main course of dinner, another the porn star contracted to copulate in space for a reality TV show. They become futuristic ant farms, get knocked up by the star high school quarterback and have secret abortions, use parakeets to reverse amputations, make love to garden gnomes, go into air conditioning ducts to confront their mother's ghost, and do so in settings that range from Hell to the local white-supremacist bowling alley. These fine stories, anthropologically thorough in their view of the contemporary person, illuminate how people hide behind their pursuits, concealing what matters most to them while striving, and usually failing, to be loved"--Ben Marcus.

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by kevingarcia (WorldCat user published 2011-03-26) Very Good Permalink

i love all the short stories in the book..some are really inspiring, where you learn a lot from life..

 

 

 

 

 

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An unsettling book that leaves you wondering

by DMeininger (WorldCat user published 2011-03-25) Very Good Permalink

The short stories in this book are far from believable yet they all hint at some basic part of humanity that will always come out in whatever the strange odd circumstance.  The need to connect with people whether you are all about to be eaten or you are a space orphan searching to find love and...
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