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Russian Lover and Other Stories

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  32 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Dazzling short stories from a prizewinning young author, whose smart but vulnerable heroines -- from an apprentice dominatrix in over her head, to a spurned wife explaining her husband's flaws to his mother, to a stripper who turns the tables on her customers -- get in all kinds of trouble and have to dig themselves out with brains and nerve.
Paperback, 222 pages
Published May 28th 2007 by Yeti Publishing (first published May 21st 2007)
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Dawnelle Wilkie
Mar 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Loved this. Martin experiments with narrative form and structure. "Perforated: A Lexicon" is an absolute delight. The ending of "Three Sisters" makes you want to write Martin and demand more. And the title story is touching, hilarious, and truly one of the best epistolary stories I've ever read. I can't wait for her next book!
Nena
Oct 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to Nena by: book club
Each short story is a small snapshot of life- there's not always a "meaning," there's not always a beginning, middle, and end, but life itself is so facinating the details alone can be worth reading. The author skillfully expresses this "detail-story" art. I would read this again.
Megan
Feb 10, 2009 rated it it was ok
The style of the book and the psychological slant to the conflicts made the book stories very human, which I loved; however, overall I prefer books that are more action driven with the psychology added in. Gotta love book club!
Amberly
Sep 20, 2007 rated it liked it
Wondering how realistic the dominatrix story is.
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Oct 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club
I love book club!
Lindsay
Nov 05, 2008 rated it did not like it
Eh. Wish it were convincing.
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