cover image Bad Behavior

Bad Behavior

Mary Gaitskill. Vintage Books USA, $13.95 (203pp) ISBN 978-0-679-72327-1

This collection of nine stories ``marks the debut of a promising and provocative new voice,'' PW remarked. These are tales of sexual obsession, drug addiction, the darkest sides of interpersonal relationships. ``Writing about human nature at its most perverse and hopeless, Gaitskill has created an intimate and almost beautiful series of images.'' Author tour. (May)