The Safety of ObjectsBook - 2001
Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this remarkable collection of short stories established A. M. Homes as one of the most provocative and daring writers of her generation. Here you'll find the cult classic, A Real Doll, the tale of a teenage boy's erotic obsession with his sister's Barbie doll; Adults Alone, which first introduced Paul and Elaine, the crack-smoking yuppie couple whose marriage careens out of control in Homes's novel Music for Torching; and Looking for Johnny, in which a kidnapped boy, having failed his abductors' expectations, is returned home.Brilliantly conceived and sharply etched, these stories explore the American dream in ways readers cannot forget. Working in Kodacolor hues, Homes offers an uncanny picture of a surreal suburbia -- outrageous and utterly believable.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Pub., , c1990
Branch Call Number: FIC Homes
Characteristics: 173 p