These eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, emotionally precise stories present one of America 's most gifted young writers at the top of her form. In "Bog Girl, " a young man falls in love with a two-thousand-year-old girl that he 's extracted from a mass of peat in a Floridian bog. In "The Bad Graft, " a couple on a road trip stop in Joshua Tree National Park, where the spirit of a giant tree accidentally infects the young woman, their fates becoming permanently entangled. In the brilliant, hilarious "Orange World, " a new mother desperate to ensure her daughter 's health strikes a diabolical deal --she agrees to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection. In "The Prospectors, " two opportunistic young women fleeing the depression strike out for new territory, and find themselves fighting for their lives. Survival stories, love stories, stories of surreal and magnificent transformation --this is haunting and beautiful work from a true modern master.
ISBN: 9780525656135 Format: Print Book Edition: Hardcover edition Publisher: Knopf (Adult) Page Count: 288 Trim Size: 8 1/4" x 5 1/2" Dewey Classification: F Genre: Fic