Brief interviews with hideous men

Edition
  • 1st ed.
Published
  • Boston : Little, Brown c1999
Physical description
273 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0316925411
  • 9780316925419
Contents
  • A radically condensed history of postindustrial life -- Death is not the end -- Forever overhead -- Brief interviews with hideous men -- Yet another example of the porousness of certain borders (XI) -- The depressed person -- The devil is a busy man -- Think -- Signifying nothing -- Brief interviews with hideous men -- Datum centurio -- Octet -- Adult world (I) -- Adult world (II) -- The devil is a busy man -- Church not made with hands -- Yet another example of the porousness of certain borders (VI) -- Brief interviews with hideous men -- Tri-Stan : I sold Sissee Nar to Ecko -- On his deathbed, holding your hand, the acclaimed new young off-Broadway playwright's father begs a boon -- Suicide as a sort of present -- Brief interviews with hideous men -- Yet another example of the porousness of certain borders (XXIV).
Related item
  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0914/98050944-d.html
  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1108/98050944-b.html
Genre
  • Fiction
  • Short stories.
Language
  • English

Summary

  • A collection of 23 stories, several of which deal with misunderstandings between men and women. In one, a man assumes that women find his mutilated arm sexy, in another a wife is inhibited in her lovemaking by fear that her husband will think she is a slut.

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