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Driving Men Mad

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The seventeen stories in this highly acclaimed collection are unflinching in their honesty, moving in their wisdom, by turns tough and surprisingly tender in their clear-eyed depiction of lives lived on the margins. With heartbreaking urgency, a woman recalls her all-consuming affair with the reckless lover who ultimately abandoned her by the side of a highway. A lonely ca ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 19th 2003 by Emblem Editions (first published August 1st 1995)
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Em Lee
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really like finding books by writers I've never heard of. I didn't know what to expect from Elise Levine, but Driving Men Mad is an incredible book of short stories. She writes in a way that makes me embarrassed about my writing. Stories like "Boris" and "Aerodrome" completely put me in the character's minds. "Boris" is the boogeyman in a girl's imagination. "When Boris walks up the stairs he keeps his eyes shut, not because he's asleep- because he's dead." We see what's behind Boris, all of t ...more
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