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Twenty Grand

And Other Tales of Love and Money
A collection of stories by

In this dazzling literary debut, Rebecca Curtis displays the gifts that make her one of the most talented writers of her generation. Her characters - young women struggling to find happiness, love, success, security, and adventure - wait tables, run away from home, fall for married men, betray their friends, and find themselves betrayed as well.

In "Hungry Self," a young waitress descends into the basement of a seemingly ordinary Chinese restaurant; in "Twenty Grand," a young wife tries to recover her lost fortune; in "Monsters," one family's paranoia leads to a sacrifice; and in "The Witches," an innocent swim on prom night proves more dangerous than anyone could have imagined. With elegant prose and a wicked sense of humor, these stories reveal Curtis's provocative and uncompromising view of life, one that makes her writing so poignant and irresistible.

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"A book as delightful as it is disturbing. In a world of smug lies, Curtis writes exactly what needs to be written, and she writes it beautifully." - Gary Shteyngart

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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: Twenty Grand: And Other Tales of Love and Money
Author(s): Rebecca Curtis
ISBN: 0-06-117309-6 / 978-0-06-117309-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Twenty Grand: And Other Tales of Love and Money
Author(s): Rebecca Curtis
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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