Hot Pink by Adam Levin

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It is a pleasure to read Levin in the short form, but this collection is a little more uneven than I'd hoped.
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Adam Levin’s debut novel The Instructions was one of the most buzzed-about books of 2010, a sprawling universe of “death-defying sentences, manic wit, exciting provocations and simple human warmth” (Rolling Stone).

Now, in the stories of Hot Pink, Levin delivers ten smaller worlds, shaken snow-globes of overweight romantics, legless prodigies, quixotic dollmakers, Chicagoland thugs, dirty old men, protective fathers, balloon-laden dumptrucks, and walls that ooze gels. Told with lust and affection, karate and tenderness, slapstickery, ferocity, and heart, Hot Pink is the work of a major talent in his sharpest form.
 

About Adam Levin

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Adam Levin is the author of The Instructions, the winner of the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award. His stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney's, and Esquire. Winner of the 2003 Summer Literary Seminars Fiction Contest and the 2004 Joyce Carol Oates Fiction Prize, he lives in Chicago, where he teaches Creative Writing at the School of the Art Institute.
 
Published March 22, 2012 by McSweeney's Publishing. 211 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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NY Times

Below average
Reviewed by Peter Orner on Mar 23 2012

Not every story resonates on an emotional level. Sometimes gimmickry overshadows the characters.

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LA Times

Below average
Reviewed by Carolyn Kellogg on Mar 11 2012

It is a pleasure to read Levin in the short form, but this collection is a little more uneven than I'd hoped.

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