0872863220 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.
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This vibrant collection of nineteen short stories by the two-time winner of the prestigious O. Henry Prize is by turns erotic, wildly funny, bawdy, and poignant. Eidus explores our contemporary obsessions: sex--both safe and not-so-safe; Prozac, the '90s drug of choice; Nautilus machine mania; the sinister attraction of vampires; film star James Dean; and rock 'n' roll icons Axl Rose and Elvis--all with dazzling range.
Janice Eidus' quirky characters seek transcendence in exotic ways, and they sometimes even find it. These unpredictable stories demonstrate that Janice Eidus continues to be ." . . one of the freshest and most idiosyncratic voices from the fiction frontier (San Francisco Chronicle)."