Don't Kiss Me

Don't Kiss Me

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Paperback, Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2013, ISBN13 9780374533854, ISBN10 0374533857
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Candid stories follow a colorful cast of characters, including a waitress who works the late shift at Perkin's and an Afrin-addled detective, as they, seemingly driven by desperation, get the last laugh.

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Candid stories follow a colorful cast of characters, including a waitress who works the late shift at Perkin's and an Afrin-addled detective, as they, seemingly driven by desperation, get the last laugh.

An explosive story collection from a bold, blistering new voice
With broken language, deep vernacular, unexpectedly fierce empathy, and a pace that'll break your granny's neck, Lindsay Hunter lures, cajoles, and wrenches readers into the wild world of "Don't Kiss Me."
Here you'll meet Peggy Paula, who works the late shift at Perkin's and envies the popular girls who come in to eat french fries and brag about how far they let the boys get with them. You'll meet a woman in her mid-thirties pining for her mean-spirited, abusive boyfriend, Del, a nine-year-old who is in no way her actual boyfriend. And just try to resist the noir story of a reluctant, Afrin-addled detective.
Self-loathing, self-loving, and otherwise trapped by their own dumb selves, these characters make one cringe-worthy mistake after another. But for each bone-headed move, Hunter delivers a surprising moment that chokes you up as you peer into what seemed like deep emptiness and discover a profound longing for human understanding. It's the collision of these moments that make this a powerful, alive book.
The stories of "Don't Kiss Me "are united by Hunter's singular voice and unflinching eye. By turns crass and tender, heartbreaking and devastatingly funny, her stories expose a world full of characters seemingly driven by desperation, but in the end, they're the ones who get the last laugh. Hunter is at the forefront of the boldest, most provocative writers working now.

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Number of Pages: 175
Original Languages: English
Author: Hunter, Lindsay
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
ISBN-13: 9780374533854
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.00 x 7.50 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0374533857
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