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A collection of short fiction that’s “fearless, fun, and sometimes filthy” (Alice Sebold, bestselling author of The Lovely Bones).

Called “wildly inventive, profane, and hilarious” by Bret Easton Ellis, these short stories from the author of the cult classic Dear Dead Person head in countess surprising directions—from a skiing Hitler on the bunny slope, to a man dealing with dubbing porn tapes and cleaning up an overflowing toilet, to the sex lives of bears.

“Surprising, rollicking and clever, but not for the faint of heart . . . Truly original stories.” —Publishers Weekly

“[A] playful mélange of erotic black comedy and domestic pathos, dysfunctional families and all-too-functional men, dictators and lumberjacks. Weissman is an expert juggler of tone.” —Los Angeles Times

Benjamin Weissman

Benjamin Weissman is the author of Dear Dead Person. He is a contributing editor to Bomb Magazine and writes regularly for the contemporary art magazines Parkett and Artforum. A painter and a professor at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of the Arts, he now lives in Los Angeles.

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