Cover image for The fun parts
Author
Publisher
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Description
229 p. ; 23 cm.
Call #
FIC Lipsyte
Summary
Short stories. The climber room -- The dungeon master -- Deniers -- The republic of empathy -- The wisdome of doulas -- Snacks -- The worm in Philly -- Expressive -- Ode to oldcorn -- This appointment occurs in the past -- Peasley -- Nate's pain is now -- The real-ass jumbo. Presents a collection of stories featuring such characters as a deranged male birth doula, an aerobics instructor trying to save her soul, and a doomsday hustler.
Subjects
ISBN #
9780374298906

 

ID #
1624887

 

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Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  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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