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The Safety of Objects

(1990)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The Safety of Objects, A.M Homes' first collection of short stories, is as hilarious, perverse and extraordinary as all of Homes' books. In one of the stories, a girl's blonde Barbie doll seduces her teenaged brother in an intense episode of erotic obsession; in others a couple go off the rails and smoke crack while their children are staying with their Grandmother; and a lawyer seeks revenge on his boss by urinating into his potted plant every evening. The stories are both bizarre and believable, very funny but also frightening and sad.


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Praise for this book

"Remarkable... awesomely well-written. Here are all the things that even in our frank, outspoken times we don't talk about. We think of them punishingly in our sleepless nights." - Ruth Rendell


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August 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Safety of Objects
Author(s): A M Homes
ISBN: 0-393-02884-4 / 978-0-393-02884-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton
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May 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Safety of Objects
Author(s): A M Homes
ISBN: 0-670-83653-2 / 978-0-670-83653-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press,
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Safety of Objects
Author(s): A M Homes
ISBN: 1-84708-730-2 / 978-1-84708-730-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Safety of Objects
Author(s): A M Homes
ISBN: 0-14-312270-3 / 978-0-14-312270-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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October 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Safety of Objects
Author(s): A M Homes
ISBN: 1-86207-690-1 / 978-1-86207-690-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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January 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Safety of Objects
Author(s): A M Homes
ISBN: 0-06-056451-2 / 978-0-06-056451-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Safety of Objects
Author(s): A M Homes
ISBN: 0-688-17083-8 / 978-0-688-17083-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rob Weisbach Books
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December 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Safety of Objects
Author(s): A M Homes
ISBN: 1-86230-027-5 / 978-1-86230-027-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Anchor Books
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April 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Safety of Objects: Adults Alone; Looking For Johnny; Chunky in Heat; Jim Train; the Bullet Catcher; Yours Truly; Esther in the Night; Slumber Party; the I of IT; a Real Doll
Author(s): A M Homes
ISBN: 0-14-014566-4 / 978-0-14-014566-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Safety of Objects
Author(s): A M Homes
ISBN: 0-679-73629-8 / 978-0-679-73629-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Safety of Objects: Stories
Author(s): A M Homes
Publisher: Penguin Books
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Safety Of Objects
Author(s): A M Homes
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK