Willful Creatures

Willful Creatures

Paperback Windmill Books

By (author) Aimee Bender

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  • Publisher: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 14mm | 165g
  • Publication date: 7 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099558858
  • ISBN 13: 9780099558859
  • Sales rank: 393,228

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In Willful Creatures Aimee Bender takes us on a journey to a fantastical world in which authentic love blossoms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a family of pumpkin heads embrace their ironhead son and potato-children dotingly follow their mother around as she completes her daily chores. With the mix of charm and keenly felt emotion that characterised her New York Times bestseller The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Bender once again proves herself to be a masterful chronicler of the human condition.

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Aimee Bender is the author of two novels, An Invisible Sign of My Own and the New York Times bestseller, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, and two collections The Girl in the Flammable Skirt and Willful Creatures. Her work has been widely anthologised and has been translated into ten languages. She lives in Los Angeles. Read more about Aimee Bender and her work at www.flammableskirt.com

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"I am a long-standing passionate fan of Aimee Bender's stories. Her images explode, her words ignite." -- Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones "Contemporary fairy tales ... and a deep tenderness for her characters, that aren't always as dark or as sinister as they initially appear." The New York Times Book Review "To curl up with an Aimee Bender story is to thank heaven you ever learned to read in the first place." Entertainment Weekly "New, exciting, harsh, rugged and unyielding ... Every sentence ... is a fresh surprise." The Washington Post "[Bender] is Hemingway on an acid trip; her choices are twisted, both ethereal and surprisingly weighty ... Terrifyingly lovely." Los Angeles Times

Editorial reviews

[Bender] is Hemingway on an acid trip; her choices are twisted, both ethereal and surprisingly weighty … Terrifyingly lovely.

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‘I am a long-standing, passionate fan of Aimee Bender’s stories. Her images explode, her words ignite. Watching her imagination catch fire remains a sustaining joy in my readerly life.’ Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones ‘To curl up with an Aimee Bender story is to thank heaven you ever learned to read in the first place … What a treat to spend 15 stories in Bender’s vast and wonderfully unhinged imagination.’ Entertainment Weekly In Willful Creatures Aimee Bender takes us on a journey to a fantastical world in which authentic love blossoms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a family of pumpkin heads embrace their ironhead son and a mother whose potato-children dotingly follow her around as she completes her daily chores. With the mix of charm and keenly felt emotion that characterised her New York Times bestseller The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Bender once again proves herself to be a masterful chronicler of the human condition. ‘Contemporary fairy tales … and a deep tenderness for her characters, that aren’t always as dark or as sinister as they initially appear.’ The New York Times Book Review ‘Exciting, harsh, rugged and unyielding … Every sentence in [Willful Creatures] is a fresh surprise.’ The Washington Post