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Bank's first collection has a beautiful, true arc, and all the sophistication and control her heroine could ever desire. In "The Floating House," Jane and her boyfriend, Jamie, visit his ex-girlfriend in St. Croix, and right from the start she can't stop mimicking her beautiful competitor, in a notably idiotic fashion. "I'm like one of those animals that imitates its predators to survive," she realizes--one of several thousand of Bank's ruefully funny phrases. But even as Jane clowns around, desperately trying to keep up appearances, she is so hyperaware it hurts. Again and again, the author explores the dichotomy between life as it happens and the rehearsed anecdote, the preferred outcome. In The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, even suburban quiet has "nothing to do with peace." Bank's much-anticipated debut merits all its buzz and, more to the point, transcends it. --Kerry Fried --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Dry witty charming.. Beautifully written- A wonderful surprise- I'm not much for short stories but loved the line that linked these..Published 18 days ago by Lisa Marie Simmons
Okay, count me as one of those readers who didn't know this was a collection of short stories. And I even perused the inside cover text before reading it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter E. McGinn
We read this for our book club and we were all very disappointed. It's flat and boring and unimaginative. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LaneyG
Easy to get through this book. It is a good read and worth buying.Published 3 months ago by Ameena Allie
As fun as Helen Fielding with more stylistic ambition and variety. The title piece is absolutely stellar, but all of the stories are gems in their own right.Published 3 months ago by Christin M. Mulligan
This is my favorite fiction novel of all time. I've been enjoying it for over 15 years now. I just read it again and like times before, new moments held different meaning for me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Miriam A. Prichard