Mary Gaitskill




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  • Literary

    Feb-2016

    This is a reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill's debut collection, BAD BEHAVIOR--powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire, which depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban-fringe generation as it searches for human co...

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  • Literary

    Nov-2015

    One of the Best Books of the YearThe New York Times • The Washington Post • NPR • San Francisco Chronicle • Vanity Fair • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • Kansas City StarWhen Velveteen Vargas, an eleven-year-old Fresh Air Fund kid from Broo...

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  • Literary

    May-2015

    A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection   It was the first autumn of the Iraq War, when Ella saw Dani again. “Today I’m Yours” is a story of seduction and layered memory, a love affair fifteen years past but not forgotten—from the...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2009

    In these ten stories Mary Gaitskill works her signature narrative magic, training her generous vision on a broad spectrum of American lives. Beginning with a story of young people adrift in the college town of Ann Arbor on the cusp of the Reagan era ...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2005

    A finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, here is an evocative novel about female friendship in the glittering 1980s. Alison and Veronica meet amid the nocturnal glamour of 1980s New York: One is a young model stu...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2000

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1997

    A New York Times Notable Book A man tells a story to a woman sitting beside him on a plane, little suspecting what it reveals about his capacity for cruelty and contempt. A callow runaway girl is stranded in a strange city with another woman’s frac...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1992

    This captivating novel shimmers with dark intensity and wicked wit. In a stunning synthesis of eroticism, rage, pathos, and humor, Gaitskill's "fine storyteller's pace and brilliant metaphors" ( The New York Times Book Review) create a haunting and ...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1989

    Powerful stories of dislocation, longing and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation that is groping for human connection. (Or, more simply put, the angst of people-who-wear-black.)...

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