Bender, Aimee The Color Master

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The Color Master

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9780091953898: The Color Master

The New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wonderful collection of enchanting, strange and magical stories.

In this collection, Bender's unique talents sparkle brilliantly in stories about people searching for connection through love, sex and family - while navigating the often painful realities of their lives. A woman plays out a prostitution fantasy with her husband in 'The Red Ribbon' and finds she cannot go back to her old sex life. An ugly woman marries an ogre in 'The Devouring' and struggles to decide if she should stay with him after he mistakenly eats their children. 'Tiger Mending' follows two sisters who travel deep into Malaysia where one learns the art of mending tigers who have been ripped to shreds, and in the title story, 'The Color Master', a company of tailors endeavour to capture the colours of the sun, moon and sky.

Evocative, funny, sad and beautifully written, The Color Master cements Aimee Bender's reputation as one of the most imaginative and exciting writers of our time.

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" A mix of modern fairy tales from the LA-based author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake ... Bender is a bold writer; her stories unpredictable and exciting." ( Red, Book of the Month)

"Aimee Bender spins the surreal wheel of human experiences and comes up with the enchanting story collection The Color Master." ( Vanity Fair)

" With her magical writing, Bender creates extraordinary tales ... that never take you where you think they will." ( Sainsbury's magazine)

"Aimee Bender is at her wickedly best in her latest short-story collection, with tales both dark and comic . . . Bender’s work has never been the stuff of manic pixie dream-girl lit. Her fairy tales are dark and wicked, not hipster-precious and faux old-timey. Her sorcery altogether avoids the saccharine, and the thrills and chills of this sometimes sexual, often horror-drenched collection are completely adult. At a time when realism reigns supreme over the literary landscape, one can argue it is absolutely imperative that Aimee Bender be spotlighted for what she is: a vital MVP of modern letters, period . . . In our world of flash-and-trash insta-Internet-oddities and stranger-than-fiction social-media-bloopers, she will have surpassed the simple feat of inventiveness to own a most dazzlingly urgent relevancy." ( Los Angeles Times)

" The Color Master offers 15 new tales that dazzle, confound, electrify, disturb, incriminate and empathize. It is sympathetic toward cake that cannot die and hopeful about the healing arts of darkness. It is absurd. It is remarkable. It induces mental whiplash . . . And it's so vividly imagined, so unusual, that those of us who read books with the hope of encountering language and ideas we haven't encountered before will feel -- well, we'll feel heard." ( Chicago Tribune)

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wonderful collection of enchanting, strange and magical stories.

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