The Safety of Objects

The Safety of Objects

Stories

Book - 1990
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of disturbing, surreal stories explores the murky underworld of the emotions, with tales of an abducted boy, a teenager who is seduced by his sister's doll, and a child kept alive by machines

Publisher: New York : Norton, c1990.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393028843
0393028844
Branch Call Number: HOM
Characteristics: 173 p. ; 22 cm.

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klewchuk_d
Sep 01, 2014

This collection is dark but intriguing. The first story, about a suburban couple that decides to smoke crack while their children are away was the first piece of Homes' that caught my eye. Yes there are some in this book that are a bit uncomfortable and slightly pornographic, but it's still worth the read for the gems in here.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 07, 2013

The literary equivalent of the films Todd Solondz and Neil LaBute made in the 90s: ugly, unpleasant, drab. In one story, a dude gets it on with a Barbie doll. Sick man!

dotdeangelo Feb 10, 2012

Was never a fan of the short stories until this books.

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elloyd74
Nov 01, 2009

A good, solid 3-star collection bracketed by two absolute 5-star stories: "Adults Alone" and "A Real Doll." Definitely hit those two.

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