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Bad Behavior
Bad Behavior

A collection of the sharp, erotically-charged, audaciously funny stories that launched Gaitskill's career.

I Love Dick
I Love Dick

A married, failed independent filmmaker falls in love with a well-known theorist and endeavors to seduce him with the…

Blood and Guts in High School
Blood and Guts in High School

Ten-year-old Janey lives with Johnny--her "boyfriend, brother, sister, money, amusement, and father"-- until he leaves…

Delta of Venus
Delta of Venus

Conjuring up a cascade of sexual encounters, this book evokes the essence of female sexuality in a world where only love…

Fear of Flying
Fear of Flying

Bored with her marriage, a psychoanalyst's wife strikes out on her own, in search of a man who can inspire uninhibited…


The tale of a young woman in 1920s Paris who marries the "Baron" Felix Volkbien and later has love affairs with two women…

The Left Hand of Darkness
The Left Hand of Darkness

A human emissary sent to the world of Winter to bring it into a galactic civilization must find a way to bridge the gulf…


Dana, a Black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus,…

The Master and Margarita

In an updated version of the Faust story, the devil and his minions pay 1920's Moscow a visit and wreak havoc on the…

Flowers in the Attic

Four children are hidden in the attic of their vindictive grandmother's mansion. It's supposed to be only a short while,…

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat—and then for his wife as well—in a…

Native Son

The negative forces of a white world close around Bigger Thomas, who discovers a distorted freedom in acts of violence…

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

Carson McCullers's unforgettable tale of moral isolation in a small southern mill town in the 1930s.

The Secret History

A group of clever, eccentric students discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from their…

Atlas Shrugged

The tremendous story of a man that said that he would stop the motor of the world—and did. 

The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but…

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

This masterful novel interweaves story and dream, past and present, and philosophy and poetry in the sardonic and erotic…

On the Road

Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling…


A young Brahmin named Siddhartha searches for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha.

Geek Love

Here is the unforgettable story of the Binewskis, a circus-geek family whose matriarch and patriarch have bred their own…


In this hallucinatory novel, an automobile provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan experiments with erotic…

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