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Death Is Not an Option

(2010)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A bold, dazzling debut collection about girls and women in a world where sexuality and self-delusion collide. A teacher obsesses over a student who comes to class with scratch marks on his face; a Catholic girl graduating from high school finds a warped kind of redemption in her school's contrived class rituals; a woman looking to rent a house is sucked into a strangely inappropriate correspondence with her landlord - these are just a few of the powerful plotlines in Suzanne Rivecca's gorgeously wrought debut collection. From a college student who adopts a false hippie persona to find love to a young memoirist who bumps up against a sexually obsessed fan, the characters in these fiercely original tales grapple with what it means to be honest with themselves and the world.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Suzanne Rivecca is a wonderfully lively and fearless new writer." - Lorrie Moore

"...explodes with piercing insight ...illuminating the dangerous dance between victims and saviors." - Melanie Rae Thon


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Hardback Editions

June 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death Is Not an Option: Stories
Author(s): Suzanne Rivecca
ISBN: 0-393-07256-8 / 978-0-393-07256-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death Is Not an Option: Stories
Author(s): Suzanne Rivecca
ISBN: 0-393-33990-4 / 978-0-393-33990-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Audio Editions

March 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death Is Not an Option
Author(s): Suzanne Rivecca
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Death Is Not an Option
Author(s): Suzanne Rivecca
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death Is Not an Option: Stories
Author(s): Suzanne Rivecca
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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