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Written by Aimee BenderAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Aimee Bender

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: August 8, 2006
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-72097-7 (0-385-72097-1)
Also available as an eBook.
about this book

Aimee Bender’s Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman’s children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family of pumpkin heads. With her singular mix of surrealism, musical prose, and keenly felt emotion, Bender once again proves herself to be a masterful chronicler of the human condition.


"[Bender] is Hemingway on an acid trip; her choices are twisted, both ethereal and surprisingly weighty. . . . Terrifyingly lovely."
Los Angeles Times

“New, exciting, harsh, rugged and unyielding. . . . Every sentence in [Willful Creatures] is a fresh surprise.”
The Washington Post

"Contemporary fairy tales, cushioned by goofy humor and a deep tenderness for her characters, that aren't always as dark or as sinister as they initially appear."
The New York Times Book Review

“These are stories that you'll read with a sense of discovery and wonder. You'll re-read them just for their beauty.”
The Denver Post

"To curl up with an Aimee Bender story is to thank heaven you ever learned to read in the first place. . . . What a treat to spend 15 stories in Bender's vast and wonderfully unhinged imagination.”
Entertainment Weekly

Contemporary fairy tales, cushioned by goofy humor and a deep tenderness for her characters, that aren't always as dark or as sinister as they initially appear."
The New York Times Book Review

“These are stories that you'll read with a sense of discovery and wonder. You'll re-read them just for their beauty.”
The Denver Post

“I am a long-standing, passionate fan of Aimee Bender’s stories. Her images explode, her words ignite. Watching her imagination catch fire remains a sustaining joy in my readerly life.”
—Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones