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Pure Slaughter Value

by Robert Bingham

  • ISBN: 9780385488679
  • ISBN10: 038548867X

Pure Slaughter Value

by Robert Bingham

  • List Price: $11.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Publish date: 07/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780385488679
  • ISBN10: 038548867X
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Description: A brilliant collection of stories that "nails the loves and bates of a hard-drinking generation of hustling New Yorkers" (Elle)

In his extraordinary debut collection, Pure Slaughter Value, Robert Bingham tracks the conscience of a generation that grew up educated, privileged, and starved for meaning. A young man is seduced by his first cousin (or maybe it's the other way around) at her brother's wake ("The Other Family"); a bored couple plot to kill a man during their ski-resort honeymoon ("Marriage Is Murder"); a yuppie banker risks his whole perfect life for an affair with a junkie ("The Fixers"); an insurance-company bounty hunter tracks down walkaways from drug and alcohol rehab ("Preexisting Condition"); and in the title story, an eleven-year-old boy is caught at the exquisitely uneasy intersection of the safety of childhood play and the pain of grown-up love and longing.

The stories in Pure Slaughter Value mark the debut of a "disturbing new talent" (Kirkus Reviews) that will haunt readers for a long time to come.

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