Barbara the slut and other people

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"A fresh, honest, and darkly funny debut collection about family, friends, and lovers, and the flaws that make us most human. Fearless, candid, and incredibly funny, Lauren Holmes is a newcomer who writes like a master. She tackles eros and intimacy with a deceptively light touch, a keen awareness of how their nervous systems tangle and sometimes short-circuit, and a genius for revealing our most vulnerable, spirited selves. In "Desert Hearts," a woman takes a job selling sex toys in San Francisco rather than embark on the law career she pursued only for the sake of her father. In "Pearl and the Swiss Guy Fall in Love," a woman realizes she much prefers the company of her pit bull--and herself--to the neurotic foreign fling who won't decamp from her apartment. In "How Am I Supposed to Talk to You?" a daughter hauls a suitcase of lingerie to Mexico for her flighty, estranged mother to resell there, wondering whether her personal mission--to come out--is worth the same effort. And in "Barbara the Slut," a young woman with an autistic brother, a Princeton acceptance letter, and a love of sex navigates her high school's toxic, slut-shaming culture with open eyes. With heart, sass, and pitch-perfect characters, Barbara the Slut is a head-turning debut from a writer with a limitless career before her"--
A collection of stories about the human flaws that challenge relationships includes "Desert Hearts," in which a woman casts aside her law degree to work in an adult store; and the title story, in which an Ivy League acceptance makes a young woman question her high school's culture of shame.
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table_of_contents How am I supposed to talk to you? -- Weekend with Beth, Kelly, Muscle, and Pammy -- Mike anonymous -- I will crawl to Raleigh if I have to -- Desert hearts -- Pearl and the swiss guy fall in love -- New girls -- My humans -- Jerks -- Barbara the slut.
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title Barbara the slut and other people
title_alt Barbara the slut., Desert hearts., How am I supposed to talk to you?, I will crawl to Raleigh if I have to., Jerks., Mike anonymous., My humans., New girls., Pearl and the swiss guy fall in love., Short stories., Weekend with Beth, Kelly, Muscle, and Pammy.
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topic FICTION / Black Humor, FICTION / Family Life, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Short Stories (single author)