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The Safety of Objects - A.M. Homes
The Safety of Objects
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Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this extraordinary collection of short stories established A. M. Homes as one of the most provocative and daring writers of her generation. Here you'll find the cult classic "A Real Doll," the tale of a teenage boy's erotic obsession with his sister's... show more
Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this extraordinary collection of short stories established A. M. Homes as one of the most provocative and daring writers of her generation. Here you'll find the cult classic "A Real Doll," the tale of a teenage boy's erotic obsession with his sister's favorite doll; "Adults Alone," which first introduced Paul and Elaine, the crack-smoking yuppie couple whose marriage careens out of control in Homes's novel Music for Torching; and "Looking for Johnny," in which a kidnapped boy, having failed his abductor's expectations, is returned home.Brilliantly conceived, sharply etched, and exceptionally satisfying, these stories explore the American dream in ways you're not likely soon to forget. Working in Kodacolor hues, Homes offers an uncanny picture of a surreal suburbia-outrageous and utterly believable.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060564513 (0060564512)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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Infinite Joe
Infinite Joe rated it
4.0 The Safety of Objects: Stories
The stories in The Safety of Objects involve either messed up people, people in the process of becoming messed up, or people doing messed up things. Actually, pretty much all of the stories involve all three. I read this book as Music For Torching showed up as a Goodreads recommendation, and upon ...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
3.0 Safety of Objects
Well-written, but disturbing indeed. The title is wholly ironic, as the objects here -- everyday objects ranging from closets to cars to lawn furniture to parts of the characters' bodies -- twist into treacherous, malevolent frankly terrifying parodies of the American dream. Suburbia has never loo...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
3.0 Safety of Objects
Well-written, but disturbing indeed. The title is wholly ironic, as the objects here -- everyday objects ranging from closets to cars to lawn furniture to parts of the characters' bodies -- twist into treacherous, malevolent frankly terrifying parodies of the American dream. Suburbia has never loo...
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