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In this glowing number of tales drawn from the surreal fringe of lifestyles, playful irony vies with extra poignant evocations of solitude, mortality, and the sunrise of sexual understanding – all bodied forth in a language that's detailed, based, and speedy. Storytellers are liars, yet as Picasso stated, “art is the lie that tells the truth,” and deceit is a motif right here: lies of omission or fee, in phrases or in deeds, to realize love or repel it, and past, to what our lies inform of the rift among physique and soul, dream and success: the fundamental, frequently comical ambiguity of human life. What can we actually need? What can we want? And what occurs if – or while – we achieve the items of our wishes? From the unusual erotics of loved ones home equipment and grocery buying, affliction of an unforeseen haircut, curious negotiations with intercourse – together with the mystically transformative strength of a bikini – to the surprise of a child’s first come upon with dying, perverse seductions of mind's eye, tranced nighttime zones of trip, and the darkish revenge of a existence unlived, this assortment explores the borderland among internal and outer realities, making a sharply etched portrait of fraught cognizance suffering for stability among the trials and surprising pleasures of being alive.

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