Safety of Objects

A. M. Homes, Author, Robin Desser, Editor
A. M. Homes, Author, Robin Desser, Editor Vintage Books USA $11 (173p) ISBN 978-0-679-73629-5
Hardcover - 173 pages - 978-0-393-02884-3
Paperback - 176 pages - 978-0-688-17083-7
Paperback - 173 pages - 978-1-84708-730-0
Paperback - 171 pages - 978-0-14-312270-8
Paperback - 173 pages - 978-0-06-056451-3
Open Ebook - 208 pages - 978-1-101-59041-6
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In these 10 stories of unstable suburbanites, a couple experiments with crack cocaine while their sons are away, a man loses self-definition upon finding his office unexpectedly closed, and a teenager becomes erotically attached to a demanding Barbie doll. ``Though occasionally given to straining for shocking effect, Homes has here demonstrated a quirky and original flair,'' said PW. (Nov.)
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