The Fun Parts

Stories
Product Number: EB00244568
Released: Mar 25, 2014
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781466836051
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A hilarious collection of stories from the writer The New York Times called "the novelist of his generation" Returning to the form in which he began, Sam Lipsyte, author of the New York Times bestseller The Ask, offers up The Fun Parts, a book of bold, hilarious, and deeply felt fiction. A boy eats his way to self-discovery while another must battle the reality-brandishing monster preying on his fantasy realm. Meanwhile, an aerobics instructor, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, makes the most shocking leap imaginable to save her soul. These are just a few of the stories, some first published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, or Playboy, that unfold in Lipsyte's richly imagined world. Other tales feature a grizzled and possibly deranged male birth doula, a doomsday hustler about to face the multi-universal truth of "the real-ass jumbo," and a tawdry glimpse of the northern New Jersey high school shot-putting circuit, circa 1986. Combining both the tragicomic dazzle of his beloved novels and the compressed vitality of his classic debut collection, The Fun Parts is Lipsyte at his best-an exploration of new voices and vistas from a writer Time magazine has said "everyone should read."

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Author(s): Sam Lipsyte
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Mar 05, 2013

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Author(s): Sam Lipsyte
Narrator(s): Peter Berkrot
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number BN3115
Released: Mar 05, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781469261379

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