The Fun Parts

By: Sam Lipsyte


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The Fun Parts

By: Sam Lipsyte

Format - Hardcover

Condition - New

Listed - 8 months ago

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ISBN: 9780374298906

A hilarious collection of stories from the writerThe New York Timescalled "the novelist of his generation" Returning to the form in which he began, Sam Lipsyte, author of theNew York Times bestsellerThe Ask, offers upThe Fun Parts, a book of bold, hilarious, and deeply felt fiction. A boy eats his way to self-discovery while another must battle the reality-brandishing monster preying on his fantasy realm. Meanwhile, an aerobics instructor, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, makes the most shocking leap imaginable to save her soul. These are just a few of the stories, some first published inThe New Yorker,The Paris Review, orPlayboy, that unfold in Lipsyte's richly imagined world. Other tales feature a grizzled and possibly deranged male birth doula, a doomsday hustler about to face the multi-universal truth of "the real-ass jumbo," and a tawdry glimpse of the northern New Jersey high school shot-putting circuit, circa 1986. Combining both the tragicomic dazzle of his beloved novels and the compressed vitality of his classic debut collection, The Fun Partsis Lipsyte at his best—an exploration of new voices and vistas from a writerTimemagazine has said "everyone should read."

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