Bad Behavior: Stories by Mary Gaitskill

powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation that is searching for human connection. • Now a classic: Bad Behavior made critical waves when it first published, heralding Gaitskill’s arrival on the literary scene and her establishment as one of the sharpest, erotically charged, and audaciously funny writing talents of contemporary literature. Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times called it “Pinteresque,” saying, “Ms. Gaitskill writes with such authority, such radar-perfect detail, that she is able to make even the most extreme situations seem real… her reportorial candor, uncompromised by sentimentality or voyeuristic charm…underscores the strength of her debut.”

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The 2556th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Bad Behavior: Stories Paperback 39119 $10.20 $4.96 2009
Bad Behavior: Stories Paperback 2394928 $13.22 $7.77 2009
Bad Behavior: Stories Hardcover 4127626 $75.00
Bad Behavior Paperback 1128817 $2.66 $0.01 1989
Bad Behavior: Stories Kindle Edition 77884 2012