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Twenty Grand

Twenty Grand

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


"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

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.

Genre: Literary Fiction
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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Twenty Grand: And Other Tales of Love and Money
Author(s): Rebecca Curtis
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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