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Because They Wanted To

Because They Wanted To

by Mary Gaitskill
Paperback
Publication Date: 19/01/2021

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A bestselling collection of short stories from the American master storyteller Mary Gaitskill, author of Bad Behavior

First published in the late 1990s and a bestseller at the time, this incisive collection of short stories explores connection and disconnection in families, between ex-lovers and friends. From a father reflecting on the daughter whose lesbianism he cannot accept, to two people who were once young together stumbling over the foundations of their past, inside are twelve portraits of heart-rending emotional intimacy and the delicacy of relationships. Because They Wanted To is a perfectly formed set of stories about alienation in modern times.

ISBN:
9780241464144
9780241464144
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19-01-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x15mm
Weight:
0.19kg
Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill is the author of the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To, and Don't Cry, and the novels Veronica, The Mare and Two Girls Fat and Thin. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories, and the O. Henry Prize Stories.

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