Stories in the Worst Way by Gary Lutz

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Whether unfolding within the fluorescent glare of the office or in educational cloisters in the present-day United States, these crucial, often darkly hilarious arraignments and instigations place before us a parade of marital defectives, self-terrorized apartment house solitaries, shifty professors, sleep-sickened homework graders and indexers--all running through the heart's entire repertory in pursuit of a fitting catastrophe of the self.

About Gary Lutz

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Gary Lutz is the author of DIVORCER, STORIES IN THE WORST WAY, I LOOKED ALIVE, and Partial List of People to Bleach.
Published October 29, 1996 by Knopf. 162 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As overwhelming an event like the Indie and Small Press Book Fair is for book loving masochists, we can’t help but attend and torture ourselves with the sight of endless tables of hardcove.

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The first thing one notices are his startling sentences, like this one from the title story of his new collection, Divorcer : “It was in a dullard four-door with a brat of a rattling dashboard that I sometimes drove to, from, and through these places, then back to my wife and other things she was...

Dec 13 2011 | Read Full Review of Stories in the Worst Way

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