Twenty Grand

Twenty Grand : And Other Tales of Love and Money

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In this dazzling literary debut, Rebecca Curtis displays the gifts that make her one of the most talented writers of her generation. Her characters--young women struggling to find happiness, love, success, security, and adventure--wait tables, run away from home, fall for married men, betray their friends, and find themselves betrayed as well.

In "Hungry Self," a young waitress descends into the basement of a seemingly ordinary Chinese restaurant; in "Twenty Grand," a young wife tries to recover her lost fortune; in "Monsters," one family's paranoia leads to a sacrifice; and in "The Witches," an innocent swim on prom night proves more dangerous than anyone could have imagined. With elegant prose and a wicked sense of humor, these stories reveal Curtis's provocative and uncompromising view of life, one that makes her writing so poignant and irresistible.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061173096
  • 9780061173097
  • 894,298

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Gorgeous. . . . Vivid imagery suffused with longing: The stories in Rebecca Curtis Twenty Grand are satisfingly bittersweet. --The Los Angeles Times"
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438 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 24% (103)
4 36% (156)
3 27% (118)
2 10% (45)
1 4% (16)
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