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Because They Wanted To by Mary Gaitskill
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Aug 02, 09


Not as good as Don't Cry, but still wonderful. Pardon the cliched language but Gaitskill's writing really brings you into the ether through the abyss. It is lurid and sublime and can be heartbreaking in a bunch of ways you never really experienced as a reader. A real Romantic rooted in the physical aspect of existence. You emerge from the filth knowing that Love Is Real.

In my experience there is no living author who can write music or sex like Mary Gaitskill, which makes perfect sense. She has truly triumphed in expressing in words these things which can be so beyond them.
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