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The Color Master: Stories - Aimee Bender
The Color Master: Stories
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The bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wondrous collection of dreamy, strange, and magical stories.Truly beloved by readers and critics alike, Aimee Bender has become known as something of an enchantress whose lush prose is “moving, fanciful, and gorgeously... show more
The bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wondrous collection of dreamy, strange, and magical stories.Truly beloved by readers and critics alike, Aimee Bender has become known as something of an enchantress whose lush prose is “moving, fanciful, and gorgeously strange” (People), “richly imagined and bittersweet” (Vanity Fair), and “full of provocative ideas” (The Boston Globe). In her deft hands, “relationships and mundane activities take on mythic qualities” (The Wall Street Journal).In this collection, Bender’s unique talents sparkle brilliantly in stories about people searching for connection through love, sex, and family—while navigating the often painful realities of their lives. A traumatic event unfolds when a girl with flowing hair of golden wheat appears in an apple orchard, where a group of people await her. A woman plays out a prostitution fantasy with her husband and finds she cannot go back to her old sex life. An ugly woman marries an ogre and struggles to decide if she should stay with him after he mistakenly eats their children. Two sisters travel deep into Malaysia, where one learns the art of mending tigers who have been ripped to shreds.In these deeply resonant stories—evocative, funny, beautiful, and sad—we see ourselves reflected as if in a funhouse mirror. Aimee Bender has once again proven herself to be among the most imaginative, exciting, and intelligent writers of our time.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534895 (0385534892)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 222
Edition language: English
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Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
3.5 Some stories in this are worth the buy
I adore Amie Bender. Her writing is lush, creative, exploratory, solid, memorizing, and slowly develops gentle whispers of surrealism, all the while being incredibly relatable. This collection, however, was a shuffle of the good stuff and the not so good stuff. This collection, as far as I’m conc...
lisa's reviews
lisa's reviews rated it
2.0
The problem with Aimee Bender is that when I like her stories, I love her, and when I don't like her stories, I hate her. There's no middle ground for me. I loved her story "Faces", and "The Color Master", (which I had already read in My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me) and all the other...
ellaminnowpea
ellaminnowpea rated it
I am not very good at writing about short story collections, but this was pretty fantastic. I was wary of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake because it sounded a little too gimmicky for my tastes, but the buzz surrounding this collection is hard to ignore. It's also well-deserved. These stories ar...
Doubleday Publishing
Doubleday Publishing rated it
5.0 The Color Master: Stories
"All these stories made my mouth water."--Alan Cheuse, NPRThis book is a fantastic collection of stores from Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. In-house favorites included the title story, "The Color Master", and "On A Saturday Afternoon."
Stuti's blog for depleting ships
Stuti's blog for depleting ships rated it
4.0
The past few days, which are months in reader-not-reading time, I'd had real trouble getting into books that I'd normally like. Some were too dramatic, others too romantic. Prose too simple, too florid. And then I happened across this anthology, the cover of which had me seduced me in, the title tha...
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