The Melancholy of Anatomy

Stories
Product Number: EB00148601
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307773937
Publisher: Anchor
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Description

Amusing, touching, and unsettling, The Melancholy of Anatomy is that most wonderful of fictions, one that makes us see the world in an entirely new light. Here is the body turned inside out, its members set free, its humors released upon the world. Hearts bigger than planets devour light and warp the space around them; the city of London has a menstrual flow that gushes through its underground pipes; gobs of phlegm cement friendships and sexual relationships; and a floating fetus larger than a human becomes the new town pastor. In this debut story collection, Shelley Jackson rewrites our private passages, and translates the dumb show of the body into prose as gorgeous as it is unhygienic.

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Author(s): Shelley Jackson
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2010

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