Because They Wanted To - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)Mary Gaitskill (author)
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'A perfectly formed set of stories about alienation in modern times' Independent
'Mesmerizing - almost ecstatic' The New York Times
Mary Gaitskill's coolly compelling, quietly devastating stories explore the messy complexity of relationships between lovers, families and friends. An unsettling encounter on a plane; a tentative affair between an older woman and a younger man; the chasm between a father and his daughter: each expresses our longing for, and our fear of, human connection.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
Gaitskill shares Edith Wharton's forensic awareness of what happens just beneath the surface of high-toned encounters in public places * Independent *
Gaitskill's brand of brainy lyricism, of acid shot through with grace, is unlike anyone else's. And it constitutes some of the most incisive fiction writing around -- Meghan O'Rourke * New York Times Book Review *
What makes her exciting is her ability to evoke the hidden life, the life unseen, the life we don't even know we are living. -- Parul Sehgal * The New York Times Magazine *
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