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Mary Gaitskill
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Mary Gaitskill is also the author of Because They Wanted To (nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award) and the novel Two Girls, Fat and Thin. Veronica was nominated for the National Book Award. Gaitskill is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. She lives in New York.

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One Thousand and One Nights
A Retelling
Translated by Hanan al-Shaykh
Foreword by Mary Gaitskill


Format: eBook, 344 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $11.99

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One Thousand and One Nights
A Retelling
Written by Hanan al-Shaykh
Foreword by Mary Gaitskill


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.95

Passed down over centuries from India, Persia, and across the Arab world, the mesmerizing stories of One Thousand and One Nights are related by the beautiful, young Shahrazad as she attempts to delay her execution. Retold in modern English by the acclaimed Lebanese author Hanan al-Shaykh, here are stories of the real and the... Read more >
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One Thousand and One Nights
A Retelling
Translated by Hanan al-Shaykh
Foreword by Mary Gaitskill


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $26.00

Gathered and passed down over the centuries from India, Persia, and across the Arab world, the mesmerizing stories of One Thousand and One Nights tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. They are related... Read more >
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Bleak House

Written by Charles Dickens
Illustrated by H. K. Browne
Introduction by Mary Gaitskill


Format: Trade Paperback, 928 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $11.95

Widely regarded as Dickens’s masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, through which “whole families have inherited legendary hatreds.” Focusing on Esther Summerson, a ward of John Jarndyce, the novel traces Esther’s romantic coming-of-age and, in classic Dickensian style, the gradual revelation of long-buried secrets, all set... Read more >
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Don't Cry

Written by Mary Gaitskill


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $15.00

Mary Gaitskill returns with a luminous new collection of stories—her first in more than ten years. In “College Town l980,” young people adrift in Ann Arbor debate the meaning of personal strength at the start of the Reagan era; in the urban fairy tale “Mirrorball,” a young man steals a girl’s... Read more >
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Don't Cry
Stories
Written by Mary Gaitskill


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Veronica

Written by Mary Gaitskill


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 18, 2006
Price: $15.95

Alison and Veronica meet amid the nocturnal glamour of 1980s New York: One is a young model stumbling away from the wreck of her career, the other an eccentric middle-aged office temp. Over the next twenty years their friendship will encompass narcissism and tenderness, exploitation and self-sacrifice, love and mortality. Moving... Read more >
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Veronica

Written by Mary Gaitskill


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2013
Price: $11.99

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