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The Best of Playboy Fiction

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Paul Theroux: Dog Days (30 min)
It was a time of excessive heat, unwholesome influences - and an overpowering lust for the Chinese servant girl.
Theroux is a novelist, short story and travel writer. His more than two dozen books include Riding the Iron Rooster and Mosquito Coast.
DOG DAYS, by Paul Theroux, originally appeared in Playboy Magazine (November, 1971) ©1971 Playboy.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Fortitude (30 min)
She was a lovely old lady - at least what was left of her - and she had the best set of sweetbreads that money could buy.
Vonnegut is the bestselling author of many works, including Slaughterhouse Five, Breakfast of Champions and, most recently, Hocus Pocus.
FORTITUDE, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., originally appeared in Playboy Magazine (September, 1968) ©1968 Playboy.
Ursula K. Le Guin: Unlocking the Air (28 min)
This is history. Soldiers stand in a row before the palace, their muskets ready. Stefana is ready too.
Le Guin is best known for her fantasy and science fiction, including The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea trilogy, but she has also published poetry, plays, and several children's books.
UNLOCKING THE AIR, by Ursula K. Le Guin, originally appeared in Playboy Magazine (December, 1990) ©1990 Playboy.
Lawrence Sanders: The Further Adventures of Chauncey Alcock (32 min)
In which our hero is called upon to exhibit his manhood and does so courageously, to the gratification of new friends and the heartfelt approbation of fellow citizens.
Sanders is the author of many bestselling thrillers, including the Deadly Sin series (The First Deadly Sin...) and the Commandment series (The Third Commandment...).
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF CHAUNCEY ALCOCK, by Lawrence Sanders, originally appeared in Playboy Magazine (December, 1972) ©1972 Playboy.
Andre Dubus: Anna (56 min)
They knocked off the drugstore because they thought that money would change their lives. It did - but not enough.
Dubus taught for eighteen years at Bradford College in Massachusetts before an automobile accident forced his retirement. Many of his short stories are set in that area.
ANNA, by Andre Dubus, originally appeared in Playboy Magazine (June, 1981) ©1981 Playboy.


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Audio Editions

July 1997 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Playboy Best of Fiction, v5 (Best of Playboy Fiction)
Author(s): Various
ISBN: 1-56740-509-6 / 978-1-56740-509-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playboy Audio
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