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The Melancholy of Anatomy: Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date April 1, 2002
Pages 179
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385721202
ISBN-10 038572120X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Summary
Combining corporeal fantasy with physiological imagery, this debut anthology of short fiction portrays an extraordinary world populated by various pieces and products of the human body as it explores the sometimes disturbing, sometimes wondrous mysteries of being human. A first collection. Original. 17,500 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Amusing, touching, and unsettling, The Melancholy of Anatomy is that most wonderful of fictions, one that makes us see the world in an entirely new light.

Here is the body turned inside out, its members set free, its humors released upon the world. Hearts bigger than planets devour light and warp the space around them; the city of London has a menstrual flow that gushes through its underground pipes; gobs of phlegm cement friendships and sexual relationships; and a floating fetus larger than a human becomes the new town pastor. In this debut story collection, Shelley Jackson rewrites our private passages, and translates the dumb show of the body into prose as gorgeous as it is unhygienic.

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9780385721202 | details & prices | 179 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Combining corporeal fantasy with physiological imagery, portrays a world populated by various pieces and products of the human body as it explores the sometimes disturbing, sometimes wondrous aspects of being human.

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