Willful Creatures by Aimee Bender

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Aimee Bender’s Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman’s children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of pumpkin heads. With her singular mix of surrealism, musical prose, and keenly felt emotion, Bender once again proves herself to be a masterful chronicler of the human condition.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Aimee Bender's The Color Master.  

 

About Aimee Bender

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AIMEE BENDER is the author of the novel An Invisible Sign of My Own and the collections The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and Willful Creatures. She has received two Pushcart prizes and was nominated for the Tiptree Award in 2005.
 
Published August 22, 2009 by Anchor. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Aimee Bender's stories are modern fairy tales cushioned by goofy humor and a deep tenderness for her characters.

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Alan Cheuse reviews Willful Creatures by Aimee Bender, who writes in the tradition of Gertrude Stein.

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Entertainment Weekly

Willful Creatures (2005) To curl up with an Aimee Bender story collection is to thank heaven you ever learned how to read in the first place.

Aug 17 2005 | Read Full Review of Willful Creatures

Bookmarks Magazine

The author of the novel An Invisible Sign of My Own and the story collection The Girl in the Flammable Skirt returns with 15 stories (13 of them previously published) about love, sex, heartbreak, potato babies, and children with keys as fingers or steam irons as heads (born, of course, to two pum...

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