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You Know You Want This

(2019)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Featuring an all-star cast of narrators including Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Amy Ryan (Birdman), Rinn Wittrock (American Horror Story), and others!

From the author of "Cat Person" - "the short story that launched a thousand theories" (The Guardian) - comes Kristen Roupenian's highly anticipated debut, a compulsively listenable collection of short stories that explore the complex - and often darkly funny - connections between gender, sex, and power across genres.

You Know You Want This brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying, as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Among its stories are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex, then seeing them have sex...until they can't have sex without him; a 10-year-old whose birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for "something mean"; a woman who finds a book of spells half hidden at the library and summons her heart's desire: a nameless, naked man; and a self-proclaimed "biter" who dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green-eyed, long-haired, pink-cheeked coworker.

Spanning a range of genres and topics - from the mundane to the murderous and supernatural - these are stories about sex and punishment, guilt and anger, the pleasure and terror of inflicting and experiencing pain. These stories fascinate and repel, revolt and arouse, scare and delight in equal measure. And, as a collection, they point a finger at you, daring you to feel uncomfortable - or worse, understood - as if to say, "You want this, right? You know you want this."

Full cast of narrators includes: Aubrey Plaza, Jayme Mattler, Molly Pope, Will Damron, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Emily Tremaine, Finn Wittrock, Amy Ryan, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Corey Brill, Jacques Roy, and Kristen Roupenian,

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: You Know You Want This
Author(s): Kristen Roupenian
ISBN: 1-78733-110-5 / 978-1-78733-110-5 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : Hardback
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Title: You Know You Want This: "Cat Person" and Other Stories
Author(s): Kristen Roupenian
ISBN: 1-982101-63-6 / 978-1-982101-63-3
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April 2020 : Paperback
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Title: "Cat Person" and Other Stories
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ISBN: 1-982101-64-4 / 978-1-982101-64-0
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: You Know You Want This
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ISBN: 1-78470-920-4 / 978-1-78470-920-4 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: You Know You Want This
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ISBN: 1-78733-133-4 / 978-1-78733-133-4 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : Paperback
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Title: You Know You Want This: "Cat Person" and Other Stories
Author(s): Kristen Roupenian
ISBN: 1-982115-62-9 / 978-1-982115-62-3
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Title: You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories
Author(s): Kristen Roupenian
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January 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: You Know You Want This
Author(s): Kristen Roupenian
ISBN: 1-5082-6692-1 / 978-1-5082-6692-1 (USA edition)
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Title: You Know You Want This
Author(s): Kristen Roupenian
ISBN: 1-5082-6693-X / 978-1-5082-6693-8 (USA edition)
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Title: You Know You Want This
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Title: You Know You Want This
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February 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories
Author(s): Kristen Roupenian
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January 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: You Know You Want This: "Cat Person" and Other Stories
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Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
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