These shocking, brilliant, and ultimately beautiful stories chronicle the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Each tale is laced with enough wit, humor, and imagination to keep the reader constantly amazed. From the young son persuaded to donate his heart to his dying mother, to the girl who befriends a man in a dog suit in post-apocolyptic suburbia, to the man and woman conducting a love affair across a park bench, these characters delight and dazzle.
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Praise for Flying Leap:
"I don't know what planet Budnitz comes from, but I'm happy to have her. Flying Leap is a tremendous debut--funny, dark, weird, adventurous, slanted and enchanted." --Newsweek
"Budnitz reveals a bionic ear for clever dialogue and a picturesque writing style with a fearless tone that rarely wavers, no matter how quirky the conceit." --J.D. Biersdorfer, The New York Times Book Review
"Amazingly original...These unsettling short stories leave you wanting more." --Seventeen
"Entertaining, engaging." --Time Out New York
"Budnitz's humorous and original story ideas and the bold strokes with which she delineates them are the indispensable allies of her lyric intelligence.... An intriguing and mature debut." --Rachel Cusk, The Village Voice
"Stunningly visual...[Budnitz] is terrifically talented. It will be interesting to see how far her own flying leaps take her." --Boston GlobeAbout the Author:
Judy Budnitz grew up in Atlanta and attended Harvard University. She was a fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and received her MFA from New York University. Her stories have appeared in Story, The Paris Review, Glimmer Train, and the anthology 25 and Under. She lives in New York City.
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Book Description Flamingo, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # __0007291396
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