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Brutal Language of Love Stories

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ISBN-10: 1416592717

ISBN-13: 9781416592716

Edition: N/A

Authors: Alicia Erian

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Alicia Erian's characters are brave, disarming, affectionate, and deeply flawed. They inhabit the not-so-very-wide space between a good intention and a bad outcome. In "Alcatraz," we meet a middle-school spelling champion who spends her afternoons taking baths with the boy next door. In "Almonds and Cherries," a young woman turns an unexpectedly arousing bra-shopping experience into a short film, with ramifications for everyone around her. In "On the Occasion of My Ruination," a college-bound student plots to lose her virginity to a pizza parlor waiter.The Brutal Language of Lovechallenges traditional notions of right and wrong with what has become Erian's signature -- an achingly stylish…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Alicia Erian is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton and has an MFA in writing from Vermont College. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband.

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Almonds and Cherries
On the Occasion of my Ruination
The Brutal Language of Love
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